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March 11 – Almost Fit For Heaven

Deuteronomy 13-15 Mark 12:28-44 “When Jesus saw that the man answered him wisely, Jesus said to him, ‘You are close to the kingdom of God.’ And after that, no one was brave enough to ask Jesus any more questions.” (Mark … Continue reading

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February 6 – Following God With All That I Am

Exodus 39-40 Matthew 23:23-39 “How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You are hypocrites! You give to God one-tenth of everything you earn—even your mint, dill, and cumin.[a] But you don’t obey the really important teachings of … Continue reading

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February 2 – The Authority From God

Exodus 29-30 Matthew 21:23-46 “Jesus went to the Temple, and while he was teaching there, the leading priests and the elders of the people came to him. They said, ‘What authority do you have to do these things? Who gave … Continue reading

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February 1 – Focusing on God’s Plan

Fighting to post this before the next crash Exodus 27-28 Matthew 21:1-22 “The leading priests and the teachers of the law saw that Jesus was doing wonderful things and that the children were praising him in the Temple, saying, ‘Praise … Continue reading

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December 31 – Out With The Old and In With The New

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 It used to be that my eyes would roll when I heard someone talk about the “good old days.” I was younger then. Now, when someone talks about the “good old days” I tend … Continue reading

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December 26 – They Grow Up Too Fast!

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 This isn’t a scientific observation, of course, but I believe that the words uttered most in this past week as family and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas were something like “They grow up so … Continue reading

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July 10 – Taunting Jesus

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 Trash talking is apparently an art. Google it and you will find lists of the best trash talk lines of all time. It’s the pre-game/fight warmup designed to get an edge on your … Continue reading

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June 28 – Prepared to Serve

Mark 9:2-50; 2 Samuel 22; Hosea 2:2-23 The movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is the story of Indiana Jones (Indy) and his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. The US government feared what … Continue reading

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March 29 – The Bigger Picture

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Sometimes as a teacher I get nit-picky when I’m grading. I take off points for missing, or extra, commas. I subtract for wrong use of capitalization. Incomplete sentences get point deductions as … Continue reading

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