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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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February 22 – Temptation

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 I have heard people talk about temptation as if being tempted was a sin. They remind us, when describing their temptation, often quite vividly, that Jesus told us to pray that God not lead … Continue reading

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February 4 – Weak

Luke 24:13-53; Genesis 44; Psalm 35 How easy it is for me to slip into the prevailing culture of “only the strong survive” and look down on those who are weaker. That weakness may be physical, emotional or spiritual, but … Continue reading

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August 11 – Weakling!

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 Paul was apparently not an imposing figure physically. Some in the Corinthian Church made comments about Paul that appear to imply that they thought he talked a big game, but he was … Continue reading

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