Tag Archives: strength

May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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January 28 – God’s Got This

Luke 20:27-47; Genesis 37; Psalm 28 Have you ever wanted to run away and hide? Maybe it’s personal troubles and you just don’t want to be around people. Maybe relationships in the family aren’t going so well and it’s time … 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 17 – God Our Refuge

Psalm 46; 2 Chronicles 18:12-22; Hebrews 9:23-28 What are you afraid of? Society has many identified phobias that affect people. I believe it was Hawkeye in M*A*S*H who described his claustrophobia by saying that the idea that the walls were … Continue reading

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October 18 – Sing!

Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:23-35; James 5:7-12 It’s easy to get weighed down by the troubles and concerns of this world. We have an election coming up and we know every negative thing about each of the candidates. I would … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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May 6 – Present

Psalm 97; Exodus 33:12-17; Revelation 22:6-9 “While the cat’s away, the mice will play.” We all know that saying. Perhaps we’ve even breathed a sigh of relief when the boss left. It may not even be that we go into … Continue reading

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April 18 – Celebrate

Psalm 100; Ezekiel 37:15-28; Revelation 15:1-4 The Chicago Cubs have gained a new reputation in baseball. They now know how to win. They had the third highest number of wins last season and they have started winning a lot of … Continue reading

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October 5 – The Cross: Foolishness or Power?

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 In his book “The Great Divorce” CS Lewis tells the story of the fictional theologian who thinks Jesus was a failure because He died at such an early age. He ponders aloud the question … Continue reading

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June 10 – Showing Strength

Romans 15:1-13; 1 Samuel 27-28; Psalm 70 Strength is an interesting word. We usually use it to compare our strength with someone else’s usually favorably. (Otherwise, why bring it up?) Paul uses it to talk about the quality of our … Continue reading

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