Monthly Archives: July 2015

Living as an Overcomer

Jesus knew that his followers would scatter.  Even though they believe that he is from God, Jesus knows that once he is arrested, they will scatter and abandon him.  Two things flow out of this realization: the Father’s presence and … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 – Life Lesson Learning

The idea here is that the psalmist was afflicted by his opponents – his persecutors.  And actually becomes thankful for this affliction in the long run.  That’s not a typical response for us, is it?  Thankful for persecution?  It turns … Continue reading

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Stomach God

Jesus recognizes that many of his followers around the countryside of Israel were there for the free lunch.  The feeding of the five thousand is followed by this conversation in John 6, in which Jesus confronts that they weren’t following … Continue reading

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Grief to Joy: Jesus Redefines Relationship with God

Before Jesus was arrested, he explained to his closest followers that they were about to experience grief (relating to his death).  He promised to return, however, and explained that the joy in his return would be a joy no one … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 – Seeking God and His Precepts

God is our strength when we are weak.  In fact, he is our strength when we are strong.  It’s just that the strong often have more options and choose self more and God less.  The psalmist cries out to God … Continue reading

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