Monday School

No Room

I skipped Monday School last week, but I don’t want to skip the important lessons that stood out to me in the last two weeks of the No Other Gods study my oldest daughter and I are doing. The lessons come from the story of Rachel and Leah found in Genesis 29 through 31. Read…

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Beam of Light

This week’s Monday School is something near and dear to my heart. It’s why I started Monday School in the first place, and the Bible study I’m going through touched on it this week. My hope with Monday School is to make all of us more and more curious about the Bible so that we’ll…

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What About Me?

Last week, the No Other Gods Bible study by Kelly Minter highlighted what our idols or false gods are. Basically, a false god is anything or anyone stealing the place of God in our hearts. Anything can be an idol: materialism, alcohol, your image or reputation, Netflix binges, unforgiveness, work, fitness, your ministry or church,…

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He Knows

My oldest daughter and I began a Bible study called No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter. For the next several weeks, my Monday School thoughts will be from the study. A week into it and I know this one is life changing. I’ve read the story of the Israelites in…

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The Whole Thing

The word of the Lord is the overall theme of Psalm 119, but I notice other themes as I read it. Last week, I wrote about God’s steadfast love. This week, I see the author write about the heart at least twelve times, and six of those describe the heart as whole. A whole heart…

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Steadfast

This month I’m reading Psalm 119. It is the longest single chapter in the Bible, containing 176 verses. Its author is unknown, but scholars suggest that David, Ezra, or Daniel wrote it. The psalm is written as an acrostic poem. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of each of the Hebrew…

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Three Days In

I like to think of myself as a grateful person, but I realize I’m more like the people in this story than I want to be. Three days. That’s how long the people of Israel traveled before they complained. The first part of Numbers is about censuses, assignments of duties, march formations and camp set…

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Anyway

God knew I’d doubt Him, but He’s faithful anyway. He knew I would mess up over and over again, but He’s patient with me anyway. God knew I’d judge others, but He’s compassionate towards me. He knew I would be puffed up, stubborn, and rebellious, but He loves me still. Jesus knew every dark thought,…

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Every Single One

I needed to know this today and I need to remember it forever. God is near to the brokenhearted. He cares about our pain and sorrow. You have kept count of my tossings;put my tears in your bottle.Are they not in your book? Psalm 56:8 ESV Is someone you love going through a difficult time?…

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Unshaken

Monday School is brought to you again by Paul, the self-described chief sinner, grace-saved apostle of Jesus Christ. I read a lot of Paul’s letters – it’s hard not to since 13 of his letters are books in the Bible –  so he inspires many of my Monday School thoughts. Actually this week’s passage is…

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