Tag Archives: Power

August 11 – Are You Weak Enough?

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 It’s the interview question that leaves candidates in a cold sweat. Most people looking for a job know that this question’s going to be asked, and yet, they’re never prepared for it. … Continue reading

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July 28 – Why Do We Do This?

1 Corinthians 14:1-25; 2 Kings 8; Jonah 3 I love the opportunity to visit other countries and share the love of Christ with the people in those countries. What I hate about it is the plane ride. They fit 10 … Continue reading

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July 16 – Success

1 Corinthians 4; 1 Kings 17; Amos 1 We all want to be “successful.” We really want our children to be “successful” and we hear stories of parents who have made great sacrifices so that their children can get the … Continue reading

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July 12 – Becoming One

1 Corinthians 1:1-17; 1 Kings 12:32-13:34; Joel 1 It’s a meme that never grows old. This is the one that reminds us that, “You had one job” and the picture accompanying the meme is something done wrong. It could be … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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June 20 – Victory is God’s

Mark 5:1-20; 2 Samuel 13; Daniel 7 One of the most amazing views from our location in Rwanda is the sunrise. When you wake up, you see the land shrouded in a haze. Through the mist, off in the east, … Continue reading

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April 9 – Expectations and Reality

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 When I began teaching, I had some unrealistic expectations. I expected kids to sit quietly and learn, enthralled with every word that came out of my mouth. I expected amazing classroom discipline as kids … Continue reading

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February 13 – Gadflies

Hebrews 9:23-10:18; Exodus 9:1-10:29; Proverbs 3 The world needs gadflies. No, not those annoying horsefly types; the world needs the gadflies on society that continually provoke and annoy the authorities so that they consider other points of view. Socrates was … Continue reading

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February 11 – Lazy…or Hopeless?

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 Success has its privileges. People who are successful gain more power and prestige in the community. People respect those who have achieved success. The man or woman who is in business for themselves will … Continue reading

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February 9 – Oppression

Hebrews 6:13-20; Exodus 1:1-2:25; Psalm 40 After the Civil War, former slaves began to work in our country and make economic and political headway. As they began making progress, some people, especially in the south got worried. The began to … Continue reading

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