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June 8 – Where There’s His Will, There Should We Pray

2 Chronicles 30-31 John 18:1-18 “Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword back. … Continue reading

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January 24 – More Questions Than Answers

Exodus 9-11 Matthew 15:21-39 “Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus and cried out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter has … Continue reading

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January 22 – Stepping Out To Do The Impossible

Exodus 4-6 Matthew 14:22-36 “Peter said, ‘Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. But when Peter … Continue reading

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March 16 – Ask the Expert

Matthew 16; Numbers 1-2; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 The joke among educators about experts is that they carried a briefcase and flew in from out of town. These were the people who were going to tell us how to make our classroom … Continue reading

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January 22 – Before They Ask

Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22 “The Gospel is un-American” a friend of mine wrote recently. If you are a good American Christian, that might set your teeth on edge a bit. If you don’t live in the United States, … Continue reading

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April 24 – Loving Each Other

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 As a teacher I have been known to give assignments where the grading was simple: if you did the assignment you got a 100. If you didn’t do the assignment, you got … Continue reading

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January 26 – I’m Sorry

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 119:89-96 (The law of God gives life); Jeremiah 36:11-26 (Jehoiakim burns the scroll); 2 Corinthians 7:2-12 (Grief leads to repentance) We live in a time when it seems like the worst thing you can … Continue reading

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