Tag Archives: Following Jesus

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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Love your neighbor

Luke 10:25-37, 1 John 3:14–18 As John writes in his first epistle letter, “Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer.” Reading this passage, two things came to mind. First, is that love is the exact opposite of murder. When … Continue reading

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Rest

Mark 6:30-46 The world is a busy place. Schedules and agendas are packed so tightly that, if left unchecked, they will do their best to consume people. Once a task is completed or an experience had, there is always something … Continue reading

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Take heart

Matthew 14:23-33 At night, things are supposed to be peaceful and quiet. At the end of the day when we have settled in we look forward to rest. It’s time to sleep but, suddenly, something goes “bump.” Day or night, … Continue reading

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Sin no more

John 7:53-8:11 “Go and sin no more.” Did Jesus really say that to the woman standing before him? Did he expect that she was able to live such a life? Remember, she was just brought to Jesus by a group … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be happy

Philippians 4:1-9 There was a song released in 1988 imploring its hearers to put away the worries of the world and simply enjoy life. Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is certainly a nice little tune that might make us … Continue reading

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The Lord is good

Psalm 34, 1 Peter 2:1-5 In his first epistle, Peter cites the psalmist and begs the church to “taste and see that the Lord is good” (1 Peter 2:2-3). Like a newborn baby develops a taste for its mother’s milk … Continue reading

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