Monthly Archives: January 2020

To bear fruit

Luke 13:6-9 Note in Jesus’ parable that the fig tree isn’t expected to do anything miraculous. It’s in a vineyard, but it isn’t asked to produce grapes. The owner of the vineyard doesn’t demand that it become something it is … Continue reading

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Rich or poor

Mark 10:17-31 I know a woman who does not have much to live on, but she would be offended if I said she was poor. Eleanor does not consider herself to be one of the poor ones. Yes, she has … Continue reading

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A new day

Psalm 118, Zephaniah 3:14-20 With each sunrise comes the hope that today will be better than tomorrow. The problems of yesterday are in the past, they are but memories now. Today is a new day, a chance to start again, … Continue reading

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Like father, like son

Romans 6:1-11, John 8:33-47 When asked, many little boys will say, “When I grow up I want to be just like my father.” Certainly, any father would be honored to hear this statement from his son, especially if he were … Continue reading

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Name the demon

Mark 5:1-20 Name the demon. That is how it is said one might take control and finally conquer that which hinders life. So many people suffer from addictions, disorders and irrational fears yet, it seems they are powerless when it … Continue reading

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Disciples follow

Matthew 4:17-22 What was it that Jesus noticed about Simon and his brother Andrew? They were merely simple fishermen casting their nets. The same might be asked of James and John. They were not doing anything out of the ordinary. … Continue reading

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Disciples have fellowship

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Ephesians 4:11-16 An old familiar story is told of a man who separated himself from his church. After a while, the pastor paid him a visit. They sat by the fire but didn’t speak. Shortly after sitting down, … Continue reading

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