Tag Archives: Following Jesus

Share the good news

Matthew 16:13-20 Here we are in the midst of Lent, the season of reflection and discipline. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the children of God are called to live a bit differently. On that day, ashen crosses adorn the foreheads of … Continue reading

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Like father, like son

John 5:19-24 Boys love to mimic their fathers. When they are young, boys study their father’s every move. They walk, talk, and eat like their dad. Boys love to do things as their father does them. Some boys even grow … Continue reading

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Abundance

John 10:7-15 More often than not, when humans think of life in abundance, we count the many goods and comforts that would come our way. But Jesus didn’t promise “things” in abundance, he promised “life” in abundance. Truthfully, spending too … Continue reading

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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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