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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Traveling With Jesus

Jesus said, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic.” (Luke 9:3) When many of us travel, we try to get as much as possible in our suitcases. We do so because we don’t want to be caught with the wrong or not enough clothes at …

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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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Our Daily Chores With Jesus

“Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrapping lying there and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who reached the tomb first also went in, and he …

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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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Calling Upon the Lord Jesus

“On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul.” (Ps. 138:3) In today’s scripture, we read how God had “increased the strength of David’s soul.” What David received from God has inspired me to remember those people who have blessed me with their own strength of soul. Although they were …

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