Monthly Archives: May 2019

Stepping Up To The Mission

People make excuses where they don’t fully commit to own and live up to their responsibility. Jesus is calling us to a high level of commitment and devotion in following him. Jesus wants the commitment to our mission to be … Continue reading

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Taking Up One’s Cross

Well before his own arrest and crucifixion, Jesus is using crucifixion language with his followers. They knew what it means to carry a cross – it was a common requirement of the slaves or criminals who were executed by the … Continue reading

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Lamp on a Stand

Jesus is talking about people being drawn in to see the light. If your light shining makes people cover their eyes, we have a problem. Our goal is to shine the glowing light of Jesus within us so that people … Continue reading

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The Heart, The Hold, And Perseverance

Everything starts with a humble, soft heart to hear the word of God. The fruitful in God’s world then retain his word. They hold on to it. They treasure it. And then the path to fruitfulness is paved with perseverance, … Continue reading

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Left Hand

When you are open to the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide your generosity, he speaks. Often in unison to husband and wife. Often clearly so as to draw us to his work in the world. Don’t let your … Continue reading

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Forgiven Much, Love More

Jesus is the real deal. He also forgives huge debts. This is good news for real sinners like you and me. We can bring our many sins to the Lord and he will wipe them all away. And then, Jesus … Continue reading

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Paradise and the Tree of Life

By the time we read of the Tree of Life in Revelation, again there is an opportunity to eat from the tree. It has been hidden since the Garden of Eden. Again it will be available, yet only for the … Continue reading

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