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August 11 – My Weakness, God’s Strength

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power … Continue reading

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March 21 – The Wrong Question for the Right Reason

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 “Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, ‘Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?’ … ‘All these I have kept,’ the young man said. ‘What do I … Continue reading

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July 2 – Love, Grace, Forgiveness, and All Those Other Qualities Jesus Showed

Job 22-24 Acts 11 “Then Barnabas went to the city of Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found Saul, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year Saul and Barnabas met with the church and taught many … Continue reading

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August 10 – Street Cred

2 Corinthians 11; 2 Kings 25; Habakkuk 2 Street Cred. In the hip hop community that usually means that the rapper has lived on the streets and probably spent time in jail. Street Cred is important to people in the … Continue reading

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July 24 – Leading By Example

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 How would you define “leadership?” Leadership must be an important subject when you consider all the books and articles that have been written about it. There are 66 TED talks specifically devoted … Continue reading

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September 18 – The Master

Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13 You’ve probably seen a meme like this somewhere on social media. “My mind says that I want a firm body, but my eyes see those donuts.” We all would like to … 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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July 14 – A Gentle Imperfection

Psalm 15; Genesis 12:10-20; Hebrews 5:1-6 One of the benefits of dealing with my wife’s bouts with cancer is that she has been an example to other women. Both times she has caught the cancer fairly early because she keeps … 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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March 2 – Just As I Am

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20 Perhaps one of the greatest revelations I’ve ever had about my faith is that Christianity is not for “good” people. In the days of Jesus, the Pharisees were the “good” people. They were religious, … Continue reading

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