November 15 – 19, 2021
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November 15 – 19, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 5:12; Acts 5:1-11; Exodus 20:16 This week concludes our James series. As shared earlier, James’s epistle closely follows Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, wherein He deepened the meaning of the Law to emphasize the heart underlying our speech and behavior. Today’s theme provides one example: “Let what...

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November 8 – 12, 2021
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November 8 – 12, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 5:1-6 Faith without works is dead. How should we live out our faith in the light of the injustices that we so commonly see? As Christians how should we respond to injustice? We must remember that God’s judgment will certainly come upon the oppressors. James 5:1 says,...

November 1 – 5, 2021
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November 1 – 5, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 4:13; Galatians 2:20 Self-sufficiency How often do we, as Christians, make a plan for a day, month, or year without including God in the picture? I have been guilty of this on my journey. Today’s featured Scripture is James 4:13: “Come now you who say, ‘Today or...

October 25 – 29, 2021
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October 25 – 29, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 3:14-16, 4:1-12; Galatians 5:19-24 Do you ever get upset when feeling “slighted” and/or “your rights are trampled on” by another? When I feel this way, I am wise to consider that there are at least four different explanations: 1) the other person may not even realize their...

October 18 – 22, 2021
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October 18 – 22, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 3:13-18 The wisdom of humility (Jesus modeled this wisdom) Paul said, “All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Jesus” (Colossians 2:3). And Jesus Himself said, “One greater than Solomon is with you now” (Matthew 12:42). Jesus humbled Himself from heaven to earth, “taking upon...

October 11 – 15, 2021
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October 11 – 15, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday Matthew 25:34-40; Romans 10:12-15; Isaiah 6:8 This is “Missions Week” at Glenkirk Church, climaxing with Missions Sunday on October 17. Years ago, after a Glenkirk short-term mission trip to Africa and then one to Chinle’s Navajo reservation, I asked my wife to join me on a future trip...

October 4 – 8, 2021
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October 4 – 8, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 3:1 It is not an exaggeration to say that a great teacher can change a student’s life. There is an endless number of great teacher stories that attest to the benefits of a strong relationship between an educator and pupil. Teaching is a great responsibility and paradoxically...

September 27 – October 1, 2021
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September 27 – October 1, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 2:14-17; Luke 10:25-37 This week we are going to be focusing around a passage in James about faith and obedience. To explain true faith, James uses the following four different illustrations: the ill-clad and hungry brother or sister; the believing demons; Abraham, the friend of God; and...

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September 20 – 24, 2021
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September 20 – 24, 2021

Click for a PDF version   Monday James 2:1 Brothers and sisters in the church will show no partiality.  When he was a student, the famous Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, considered becoming a Christian. He read the Gospels and was moved by them. It seemed to him that Christianity offered a solution to the caste...

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