Tag Archives: Discipleship

Seek the things above

Colossians 3:1-11 Have you ever noticed how fair weather and sunny skies lift the attitude among people? Smiles seem more prevalent and people seem to have a more positive outlook. Life is cheerful when the skies are clear, but such … Continue reading

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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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Be healed

John 5:1-9 We have all heard of home remedies that may or may not actually work. One such remedy is chicken soup used to cure the common cold. Dark chocolate is thought to be a good remedy for a persistent … Continue reading

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Boasting in Christ

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 There’s a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes who continually make the morning highlight reels. Given their accomplishments, why should they not … Continue reading

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No secrets hid

Matthew 23:23-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such delight … Continue reading

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Hear the word

Acts 4:18-33 It is no secret; people want to hear words of hope and prosperity. They want to hear words of joy and words of freedom. Yet, when the church proclaims such words as the result of Jesus’ death and … Continue reading

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