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Focus


Before He ascended into heaven, the resurrected Jesus told us what the focus of every Christian church ought to be. It is not about what I want or what you want or what the person sitting next to you during … Continue reading

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This is Love


[Jesus said,] “…Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours.” (Mt. 17:27b) This passage (verses 24-27) is very rich in … Continue reading

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Rootedness


September is the month when things get really busy for many people. Vacation time is over, children go back to school and their parents struggle to manage the over-crowded family calendar. University and college students head to class, some for … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Coming


Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness… (Matthew 5:10a) I have trouble figuring out the Beatitudes (Mt. 5:3-12). Jesus is telling us, through these famous words, that we are blessed when we are poor in spirit, when we … Continue reading

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He Calls Us by Name


Jesus said to her, “Mary.” (John 20:16a) On the first Easter Sunday morning, Peter, John (the one that Jesus loved) and Mary Magdalene all knew that Jesus had said that He would rise from the dead, and that His tomb … Continue reading

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Rest for Our Souls


In Matthew chapters 10 and 11 are two passages that are both important and, I think, connect to each other, even though we don’t usually think of them in that way. The first of these two passages is part of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Loving Absence


Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days. (John 11:5-6) This is one of those verses in the Bible which make me wonder, … Continue reading

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