Monthly Archives: January 2016

Worthy of worship

Mark 14:1-11 The chief priests and the scribes supposed him a threat, so they conspired to arrest him and have him killed. Judas Iscariot turned traitor and made arrangements to betray him, receiving a handsome reward for his dubious effort. … Continue reading

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Trouble with the Church

1 Peter 2:6-16 It’s obvious; the world has trouble with the church. For those who belong to the world, two messages prevail. The first is “Get what you can and keep it for yourself.” The second is like it, “Do … Continue reading

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Take heart; do not fear

Matthew 14:23-33 At night, things are supposed to be peaceful and quiet. At the end of the day when we have settled in we look forward to rest. It’s time to sleep but, suddenly, something goes “bump.” Day or night, … Continue reading

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A prophetic voice

Matthew 11:7-15 Have you ever met a prophet? Chances are, if you had he wasn’t dressed in camel hair and eating locusts. Chances are also that, if you have encountered a prophet sent by God, you more than likely didn’t … Continue reading

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The faith of others

Matthew 9:1-8 He could not walk; he could not approach Jesus on his own. Friends brought him into Jesus’ presence. They carried him. They did this in order that he may be healed, restored, brought back to fullness. The paralytic … Continue reading

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A sure foundation

1 Corinthians 3:1-11 In order to build a structurally sound house, one must begin working from the ground up. To build on top of the soil, you have to dig well below the surface and lay strong foundational support that … Continue reading

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For the sake of sinners

Matthew 9:9-17 Once, I met a man named Greg. Greg was homeless. He was one whom society overlooked or avoided. Still, Greg was a member of our community, a person created by God, a sinner in need of redemption. Who … Continue reading

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