Category Archives: Discipleship

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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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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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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Disciples give

Mark 10:17-27, 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 The rich man walked away dejected. He had many possessions, or did he? Who can really say that the things within their grasp are truly their possessions? Are not all things from God? Certainly all … Continue reading

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