Category Archives: Discipleship

Share the good news

Acts 4:13-33 Considering all of the self-help gurus and the many motivational speakers of our time, it is no secret; people want to hear words of encouragement and prosperity. There is also a public thirst for words of freedom and … Continue reading

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The Master’s voice

John 10:22-30 There is an old familiar image that many of us have grown up with. For those of a certain age, it is an image that we have seen in our homes, in stores, and in advertisements. As you … Continue reading

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Follow him

Matthew 8:18-27 It is never easy following Jesus, especially when he calls us to leave our comforts zone and go wherever he leads. A scribe who heard Jesus teaching answered the Lord’s call saying he would follow him anywhere. It’s … Continue reading

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A hometown prophet

Mark 6:1-13 Today’s text seems like two stories; Jesus rejected by his home town, and Jesus sending out the twelve. Upon closer look, it is indeed one. Jesus says a prophet is not without honor except in his home town. … Continue reading

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The good life

Luke 9:18-27 A quick trip down the self-help aisle of your favorite bookstore suggests the way to living the good life is a positive outlook, positive self-esteem and a heavy dose of optimism. Even some well-known evangelical authors try to … Continue reading

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Least of these

Matthew 25:31-45 Ten dollars – that is all it was. But to the man on the corner, you know, the one you and I, and so many others, pass by each day, to him it may as well have been … Continue reading

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Drinking the cup

Matthew 20:17-28 On his way to Jerusalem, the mother of James and John requested that her sons be given places of honor when Christ comes into his kingdom, one on his right, one on his left. Jesus looked at the … Continue reading

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