Come and See

I asked Jesus into my heart when I was seven years old in the Baptist church my family and I attended every now and then. With the faith of a little girl, I knew Jesus loved me and I loved him. I’ve grown in my knowledge, faith, and love, but the same childlike trust that…

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They Can’t Rejoice

We find a lot of angry religious leaders in the New Testament. This installment of Monday School is brought to you by the indignant synagogue ruler in Luke 13. Jesus was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath when he noticed a disabled woman. The woman was bent over and unable to straighten herself. Every…

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And That Is What We Are

I asked a question about the idea of knowing ourselves in last Monday’s post. What if it is the most unselfish work we do? I propose that it is the most unselfish and important work we can do based on what Jesus said in Mark 12:30-31. We love God and others as well as we…

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Know Thyself

What if knowing ourselves is the most unselfish work we can do? Stay with me. I know this is especially difficult to think about as Christians who heard over and over again that we are to deny ourselves (Luke 9:23) and that are hearts are deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9). Should we take two…

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I Am Willing

It seems fitting that I bring back Monday School since I’m in school again myself. What stirred me is the story of the cleansed man in Mark chapter 1. I can’t get it out of my head, which is part of the reason Monday School exists in the first place. The same story is found…

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The Light Has Come

I’ve written about Nicodemus before in a post called Got Questions. I love him even more each time I read his story in John 3. My recent viewing of The Chosen episode which portrayed the meeting between Jesus and Nicodemus, added to my affection. I relate to the way Nicodemus held onto tradition and followed…

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In a Nutshell

This Monday School post is short and sweet. I almost waited to post but you can’t post Monday School on Tuesday. You just can’t. We all know the Golden Rule: Do to others what you would have them do to you. Jesus said this right after he talked about fathers giving stones instead of bread…

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Finish Strong

One of my friends is not just a fitness instructor, I’d call her a fitness warrior. When I workout with her, I can always count on her to help me finish strong. She tells us, “It’s easy to start strong….it takes discipline to finish strong.” And we all need a reminder like that when we’re…

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Hand Holders, Still

The original post Hand Holders, was published in April 2017. The world was different three years ago, but God is not. His with-ness through Jesus is the same. How can we be “with” our loved ones and our neighbors when not being around them is loving them, and when we’re told by authorities not to…

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Won’t Back Down

This week’s Monday School is inspired by a story Jesus told in Luke 18:1-8. The story is called The Parable of the Persistent Widow. First, we’re introduced to the judge. Jesus described him as one who had no regard for God or people and the judge admitted it. In other words, the judge was selfish…

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