Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

Listen, hear, understand

Matthew 13:18-23, 1 Timothy 2:1-6, Leviticus 26:1-20 I am amazed by people who solve math problems with relative ease. Math is not my forte; I do not have a head for numbers. In the classroom, I needed to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Rely on God

Matthew 6:25-34 How often do you wake up today and you are already worried about tomorrow? If that is the case, it is likely you went to bed already feeling the pressure of a certain circumstance or the ill effects … Continue reading

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Teaching the faith

James 3:1-13 From the earliest of ages, even the most prolific pastors, theologians and Christian authors were first taught the faith by others. Parents, grandparents taught the faith in their homes. In churches, it is volunteer Sunday school teachers who … Continue reading

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Come and rest

Mark 6:7-13, 30-33 The disciples returned from the mission from which Jesus sent them filled with excitement. They couldn’t wait to report to their teacher the many things they had done in his name. Pairing up and traveling from place … Continue reading

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Together in faith

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 Christians today certainly face doubts and fears. So, like many in the early church, Christians today benefit from the encouragement of other believers. When left on their own, even the faithful risk becoming distant and inactive in … Continue reading

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Follow him

Matthew 16:21-28 I am sure most people have played “Follow the Leader.” It is a simple game, but it can become quite complicated if the leader heads in a direction the rest of the players do not want to go. … Continue reading

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Community in Christ

Acts 2:42-47 Each year, the National Geographic Channel airs a series in which ten competitors are deposited in a wild and desolate location somewhere around the globe. The purpose of the journey is to find out which of them is … Continue reading

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God will help

Luke 16:19-31 He is dirty, has a long scraggly beard and holds a sign in his hands that simply said “Hungry. Anything will help.” His name is Lazarus. Does this sound familiar? Likely you have driven past him as you … Continue reading

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Encountering the risen Lord

John 20:19-31 Isn’t it amazing how quickly Easter Sunday comes and goes? Oh, Easter isn’t over, just the hoopla that surrounds Easter Sunday. In too many respects, the world doesn’t quite understand Easter. The crowds may be gone, but the … Continue reading

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Along the road with Jesus

Luke 24:13-35 How many times have you traveled the Emmaus Road? How often have you considered the pitfalls and disappointments of earthly life and wondered, “How did these things occur?” The two disciples walking along the road, in the midst … Continue reading

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