Tag Archives: Love your neighbor

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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Trouble loving you

Luke 10:25-37 I have to admit, I have had trouble loving you. Yes, you are my neighbor and Jesus commanded me to love you, but it has been truly difficult at times. At first, I thought it was because 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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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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You shall not covet

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. Exodus 20:17 It happens with the latest gadgets. It also happens when a friend purchases a new car, boat or other extravagance. They become the envy of others and sometimes, those who are … Continue reading

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Sticks and stones

Matthew 7:1-5, Exodus 20:16. All too often, the words we use harm others. When we engage in gossip or innuendo, it often comes at another’s expense. It is no simple task to undo the harm that results. The sad truth … Continue reading

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