Tag Archives: Bible

Called to be generous

Mark 12:35-44 I’ve often written about meeting Jesus every day. You don’t have to look hard to see Jesus; he turns up just about everywhere. I once encountered Jesus at a Chinese take-out. He emptied his pockets of the little … Continue reading

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The race of faithfulness

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 The Olympic Games feature men and women accomplishing great feats of skill, strength and courage. As captivating as these sports are, none of the athletes reached the world’s most spectacular event by accident. Each participant spent countless … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds of faith

Matthew 13:1-17 As we read the parable of the sower, we soon discover that God has some peculiar farming techniques. It doesn’t seem to matter where the farmer cast the seed, he just throws it everywhere. Certainly, a farmer would … Continue reading

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Centered on Christ

Mark 9:38-50 What gets in the way of your relationship with God? Is it money. Perhaps it is selfishness or ego? Because of sin, all people have hindrances to their relationship with God. In our text, Jesus tells the twelve … Continue reading

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Cleanse our hearts

1 John 1:8-10 Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open; all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid. These words are very familiar to a great number of Christians. Each week, Christians worshiping in liturgical churches bear … Continue reading

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Simple life

John 21:20-25, Psalm 119:105-112 The number of gadgets we have to make life simpler is amazing. The gadgets on my desk alone connect me to a world of information and allow me to speak to and see people all over … Continue reading

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The sweetness of grace

1 Peter 1:22-2:3 Imagine being on a tropical island, the ocean breeze gently blowing as you dine on the deck of a seaside restaurant. It’s evening, the stars fill the sky and sweet strains of island music fill the air. … Continue reading

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