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September 6 – Death! You Ain’t Got No Game!

Psalm 148-150 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 “’Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your pain?’ Death’s power to hurt is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But we thank God! He gives us the victory through our … Continue reading

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December 26 – They Grow Up Too Fast!

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 This isn’t a scientific observation, of course, but I believe that the words uttered most in this past week as family and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas were something like “They grow up so … Continue reading

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December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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May 4 – When God Says “No”

Acts 16:1-15; Judges 2-3; Job 34 If the most famous authors of our time were able to sit down around the table some night, I have no doubt that at some point the conversation would turn to rejection. I would … Continue reading

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November 30 – Dealing with Evaluators

Psalm 90; Numbers 17:1-11; 2 Peter 3:1-18 It happens every year or two for teachers: the dreaded teacher evaluation. During this time the principal or other supervisor comes into the classroom with a pad of paper and write down everything … Continue reading

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September 4 – Counting the Cost

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 If you want to get out a loan to start a new business you will most likely have to create a business plan. This plan should explain what you are going to … Continue reading

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May 2 – The Will of God

Psalm 93; 1 Chronicles 12:16-22; Revelation 21:5-14 You’ve probably heard the story of the old man who finally got a hearing aid. His doctor asked him what his family thought about it. The old man replied, “I haven’t told them … Continue reading

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March 30 – Along the Way

Psalm 118:1-2 14-24; 2 Samuel 6:1-15; Luke 24:1-12 The ark of God, brought into more public knowledge by the Indiana Jones movie, signified the presence of God to the people of Israel as well as to their enemies. When the … Continue reading

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June 28 – The God Who Woos

Mark 9:2-50; 2 Samuel 22; Hosea 2:2-23 God has always been about grace. Some people like to think of God in the Old Testament as stern and unyielding, while the New Testament shows the grace of God. The story of … Continue reading

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June 13 – “You Had One Job”

Mark 1:1-20 2 Samuel 2:1-3:1; Daniel 1 There’s a line that’s become a meme to caption any picture that shows a big mistake: “You had one job.” You might see a picture that shows a misspelling on a sign or … Continue reading

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