Trust That You Are Loved

“… for we walk by faith, not by sight.”    (2 Cor. 5:7) For Christmas, several years ago, someone gave me the book, Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander. In this book, he describes having a near-death experience while being in a coma. Before this experience, Dr. Alexander wasn’t a person of faith. While …

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Seek First the Kingdom of God

“When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’”  (Mark 3:21) The folks who watched Jesus grow up, including even His own family, began to worry that Jesus was “off,” for it appeared like He had “gone out of his mind.” Initially, …

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Jesus Gave His All For Us

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”    (Mt. 16:24)  Are you all in? Do you live with urgency, conviction, and purpose? Or, do you dabble, hedge your bets, and play it safe? One of the most striking …

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Inviting Jesus Into Our Lives

“Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house…’” (Luke 19:8-9) The Romans would hire Jews …

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Jesus Gave His All For Us

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.’”    (Mt. 16:24) Are you all in? Do you live with urgency, conviction, and purpose? Or do you dabble, hedge your bets, and play it safe? One of the most striking …

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Real Faith in Jesus

“Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, …

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God Calling Us Into Service

“Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left…’”   (1 Kg. 19:13-14) When …

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