Tag Archives: return of Jesus

October 6 – Dying For the Return of Christ

Revelation 6; Nehemiah 8:13-9:37; Psalm 101 Numbers crunchers. Bean counters. Those are names used when discussing people who analyze numbers to help their bosses make decisions. They analyze costs versus income, factor in the expected rise in costs and then … 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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November 26 – Advent

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:11-22; Matthew 24:1-22 I grew up loving the Cubs. Friends who wanted to poke fun at me over the past few years would post a picture of a wagon train with the caption “Pictures of the last … Continue reading

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November 2 -The Cubs, The Day of the Lord, and Justice

Psalm 50; Amos 5:12-24; Luke 19:11-27 This has been an amazing year for Cubs fans, as well as for fans of “that other team.” The Cubs haven’t been to the World Series in 71 years and haven’t won since 1908. … Continue reading

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September 13 – The End is Near

Psalm 73; Jonah 3:1-10; 2 Peter 3:8-13 The end of the world. With all of the attention given to the end of the world in TV and Movieland, you would think that there is a set of rules somewhere that … Continue reading

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August 13 – Have You RSVP’d Yet?

Psalm 82; 1 Samuel 6:1-16; Matthew 24:15-27 If you are involved in social media at all, you’ve seen the headlines. Someone important has heard on good authority that a politician’s life as they know it is finished. The president has … Continue reading

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August 7 – In the Meanwhile…

Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 The first time our house was robbed, the thieves came in by a side window after turning off the power to the house. They took what they wanted and left by … Continue reading

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March 31 – The End is Near! or maybe not….

Matthew 24:32-51; Numbers 28-29; Song of Solomon 8:5-14 People are fascinated with the End Times. In Matthew 24, Jesus talks a lot about the End Times. What will things be like? How will we know that they’re coming? Jesus makes … Continue reading

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