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Beware of Religion

On Tuesday of the Passion Week, Jesus rips into religious people so that his followers will be able to spot insincere and hypocritical religion and find true faith and the kingdom of God. Turns out we should beware of these … Continue reading

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Lip Service and Clean Hands

There are true commands of God which are more important than religious rules and traditions. We are reminded today that compassion and grace tower over compliance to human rules.  Let’s not kid ourselves with lip service to God and hearts … Continue reading

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There Will Be A Day

God promises that there will be a day of unity when all nations will be at peace. As long as we are focused on faith in people, though, we will not have this unity on earth.  We will need to … Continue reading

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Real Deal Spirit

The religious find their spirituality in appearances.  The Spirit is the real deal.  Jesus cut through the religiosity of the day to make everything about spirit and truth.  And you can’t fake the Spirit.  Lord, help me connect with the … Continue reading

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Apelles’ Heel

I’ve written about bum dialing before… the phone is in your pocket and you lean on it… suddenly you’re dialing an unintended recipient of your unintended weight shift.  This happened to me again.  Yet this time I was on the … Continue reading

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Greetings Apelles

At the end of Paul’s letter to the Romans, there is a long list of greetings.  Second only to genealogies in terms of appearing boring and irrelevant to daily faith, I have to remind myself that all Scripture is breathed … Continue reading

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Struggle Join

What is your struggle?  We all have ’em.  Struggling to do what we are called to do.  In spite of obstacles.  Maybe people don’t even realize you are struggling.  Is anyone praying for you?  Because when we pray for people, … Continue reading

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