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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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September 22 – Restoration

John 21; 2 Chronicles 33; Psalm 89:1-18 There is perhaps nothing worse than an idealist turned cynic. There is something about the realization that some people encounter when it seems like everything that they worked for and everything they represented … Continue reading

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September 18 – Mob Rule

John 18:38-19:16; 2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 85 Mob rule. Those two words engender a pretty ugly picture. They are also a recurring theme in literature. I think that’s because mob rule is a recurring them in life. In literature, though, … Continue reading

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January 30 – Luke 22:1-38, Genesis 39, and Psalm 30

Crunch time! I think that just about every boy dreams of being in a situation where they are called in at the last minute and winning the game. Touchdown pass in the Super Bowl; Grand Slam in the World Series; … Continue reading

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