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April 5 – Silence is Golden

Matthew 26:47-75; Deuteronomy 3-4; Job 5 As a teacher, I had to deal with kids who did dumb things. If I had an idea which kid threw a pencil across the room, I would look at my suspect and say … Continue reading

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February 17 – The Cheers of the Crowd

Hebrews 12; Exodus 16:1-17:16; Proverbs 7:6-27 I think every boy dreams of standing at the podium, accepting the MVP trophy for the Super Bowl, in front of a crowd that is cheering wildly. Ok, not every boy. Some don’t like … Continue reading

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September 11 – Field Trip

Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 One of the joys of being a teacher is the opportunity to take students on field trips. We get to go into the world and learn from actual experience instead of … Continue reading

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July 30 – Enough

Psalm 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Mark 10:17-22 As a teacher most of the work I had kids do involved projects. They had to do research and present their results, they had to build something, or they had to create some kind … Continue reading

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June 22 – Anything You Say

Psalm 64; Ezekiel 32:1-10; Luke 9:37-43a My first year as a teacher was tough. I taught kids with special educational needs. In addition to those needs, many of them were behavior problems. I had class sizes of 24-28 kids, 3 … Continue reading

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June 17 – The Teacher is Coming

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 57:1-13; Galatians 3:15-22 You probably remember those times in class when the teacher had to leave. Either they were dragging the kid who had shouted an obscenity at the teacher to the office, or they were headed … Continue reading

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April 2 – The Greatest Show on Earth

Matthew 25; 31-46; Numbers 32-34; Job 2 I had a teacher get mad at me once. She didn’t talk to me for the longest time. As I observed her and heard other teachers and students talk about her, though, I … Continue reading

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March 4 – Reputation

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7-8; Proverbs 22 “Nobody likes you, sir.” I hear that from my students quite often. My response is, perhaps, stereotypical for teachers: “Doesn’t bother me. I’m not here to be liked. I’m here to teach you.” Oh, … Continue reading

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September 20 – God and Women and Others

John 20:1-18; 2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87 There is no historical incident that has made a greater impact on the world than the resurrection. The world was changed that day when Jesus rose from the dead. Cowering disciples became bold … Continue reading

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August 15 – Follow Me

John 1:35-51; 1 Chronicles 9; Haggai 1:1-2:23 Haven’t you always wanted to run to a waiting cab after someone else has just left, jump in and say in a mysterious voice, “Follow that cab?” I’ve always wondered how a cab … Continue reading

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