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Inheriting the kingdom

Mark 10:17-27 The rich young man doesn’t understand. Even as he kept the commandments, he just can’t bear to separate himself from his worldly possessions. Instead of inheriting eternal life, he went away dejected. He could not claim the promise … Continue reading

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Save us

Mark 11:1-11 Just outside the city walls, a procession had begun. The one who is called King of the Jews is riding on a donkey towards the city of David. As the procession draws even closer to the gates, people … Continue reading

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Whoever loves God

1 John 5:1–12, John 15:1-10 In one of his songs, Christian singer and songwriter Steve Bell points out; “Whoever loves God loves all that God loves. Think about that.” Truly, think about it. As Christians we learn from scripture that … Continue reading

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Touched by Christ

Mark 10:1-16 Even in the first century divorce was legal. All that was required was a husband’s letter of the wife’s dismissal. Today’s legalities are much more substantial. It may be legal, but in the eyes of God, divorce is … Continue reading

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Peace

Mark 4:35-41 The storm was raging and the twelve were frantic. Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat while the disciples felt that at any given moment, all could be lost. Finally, they called out to Jesus. How … Continue reading

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Rejoice

Philippians 4:1-9 There was a song released in 1988 imploring its hearers to put away the worries of the world and simply enjoy life. Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is certainly a nice little tune that might make us … Continue reading

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Listening for God

1 Kings 19:9-18; Ephesians 4:17-32; John 6:15-27 When seeking God’s presence and provision, a recurring trend for many Christians is to read books penned by spiritual experts. Others hang on every word of slick looking prosperity preachers on television. Perhaps … Continue reading

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