Category Archives: Discipleship

To bear much fruit

John 15:1-8 A friend of mine is the keeper of a peach orchard. One thing about peach trees that I have learned is that they must be tended to year round. In these winter months, the beginning of the yearly … Continue reading

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Who is greatest

Mark 9:30-37 Who is the greatest? Who could even dream of having such a conversation while walking with Jesus? Imagine the topics for discussion among the twelve. “Which one prays the best?” “Who is the most spiritual?” “Who is it … Continue reading

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Of first importance

1 Corinthians 15:1-10 Early in the morning, so many people are already wondering how they will tackle their daunting list of to-dos. This list never seems to get any shorter. There are always errands to run, new issues to address, … Continue reading

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Share the good news

Matthew 16:13-20 Here we are in the midst of Lent, the season of reflection and discipline. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the children of God are called to live a bit differently. On that day, ashen crosses adorn the foreheads of … Continue reading

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The Father’s will

Matthew 21:23-32 In the parable, Jesus said “A man had two sons.” Both of these sons were given direction to work in their father’s vineyard. One said no, but later went. The other said yes, but did not go. Which … Continue reading

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Burning bushes

Exodus 3:1-12 As you begin reading this post, consider a few questions. When was the last time that you heard God speaking to you? When was the last time you actually became still so you could listen? And what was … Continue reading

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Jesus said “Go”

Matthew 28:16-20 When we hear our Lord give the Great Commission, we understand finally that our response to Christ’s resurrection is to go into the world and tell others the good news of God’s salvation. Most Christians can quote this … Continue reading

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