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Watch, Wait, Work – Until the End Comes

One time, I had to leave the room to help another teacher with technical problems. While the teacher next door was able to listen for problems in my classroom for me, I was still concerned. When I finished my work and came back to the classroom, I noted my neighbor in my classroom. I groaned, but before I could ask what was wrong, she pointed at our assistant principal who had chosen that moment to do an unplanned walk through observation of my classroom. I think it’s safe to say that I died inside. I explained quickly why I wasn’t in the room and his comment made my day. “I wasn’t here to observe you, Mr. James, I was here to see how engaged your students were. They were doing a great job when I came in the classroom.”  Continue reading

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Jesus Turns the Tables On His Attackers

Today we look at two encounters with religious leaders. First, Pharisees and Herodians unite to try to take Jesus down, then, when they fail, the Sadducees do their thing and fail. They couldn’t get the best of Jesus in a … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus and Learning To Minister To Others

Jesus understood that the indignation of the other ten disciples dealt more with their thirst for honor and power than with concern for the sake of the kingdom, and He gave them an example they could understand from real life. Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It – 1 John 4:11-21

In 1984, Tina Turner released a song called “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” In the song, it appears that she counsels people about falling in love, which is only a second hand emotion. A lot of popular songs … Continue reading

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December 15 – But I Like Complaining and Arguing!

Philippians 2:12-30; Ezekiel 21-22; Isaiah 50 “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights … Continue reading

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August 27 – Dealing With Hate Like God Does

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” (John 7:7 NKJV) Good and evil is in the mind of the beholder. If … Continue reading

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July 31 – Fear No More!

1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Kings 11; Micah 2 “The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:56-57 … Continue reading

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July 13 – Totally Ridiculous!

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Kings 14; Joel 2:1-11 “For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, … Continue reading

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February 2 – Father Forgive Them

Luke 23:26-56; Genesis 42; Psalm 33 “Then he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.’” (Genesis 42:42-43 … Continue reading

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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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