Monday School

Do I See?

Lately I’ve focused my deeper Bible study on the texts taught at church on Sundays. We’re currently going through the Gospel of John and a few weeks ago, we were in John 9. It’s the story of Jesus healing the man born blind. As he (Jesus) passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And…

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But They Soon Forgot

This week’s Monday School is about a topic that’s been rolling around in my head for quite a while. Memory……remembering……reminiscing……..looking back….. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, so when I read in Deuteronomy yesterday morning it caused me to search further. The first part of the book is an historical account of Israel’s…

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Grace In Vain

Today is another Monday with a new verse rolling around in my head. I was in 2 Corinthians 6 and although I continued to read the entire chapter, I couldn’t get the last part of verse one out of my head. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God…

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Like a Farmer

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.…

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More Grace

I’m in the final week of my study in the book of James and past this portion, but I just can’t get these five words from chapter four out of my head. They’ve rolled around and around so much that I think I have to write about it. But he gives more grace. James 4:6a Chapter…

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Not A Lost Cause

Recently, I reread the story of the man among the tombs in Mark 5:1-20. My heart is encouraged again and again as I think about it. The same story in Luke 8:26-39 tells us for a long time the man didn’t wear clothes or live in a house. He lived among the dead. In isolation.…

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He Marveled

A few weeks ago I was reading in Matthew 8. 5 When he (Jesus) had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come…

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Quick, Slow, Slow

Quick, slow, slow doesn’t refer to the rhythm of a dance step. It’s a few of the words James wrote in his letter in the section I studied this week Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of…

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The Perfect Gift

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.   James 1:16-17  I wondered if my study of James would connect with my Advent reading and now I wonder how I thought they…

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The Full Effect

I began my study of James during the Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of my favorite passages (another Monday School post featured it) and I see it in a new way for a couple of reasons. For the first time I noticed who the letter is addressed to and the ESV uses different wording I…

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