Leap into the River of God

“As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him” (Matthew 9:9). Sometimes you just have to jump into the River of God. The Lord, by the Holy Spirit, gets a grip...

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God at Home in Us

God made each of us for Himself. This reality is something we must embrace. For the Lord loves us and seeks to bring us into a mature, healthy relationship with Him. The book of Revelation begins with Jesus sending specific messages to seven different churches. These messages are kind of...

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Be Children, See Children

Jesus overheard something His disciples likely didn’t want Him to hear. They were at odds. At issue was the question as to who was the greatest among them. Their discussions on this matter led to a supreme teachable moment from the Savior. Christ took a child and set him before...

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All, Better Than More

Nimrod, it seems, was able to bring people together for a purpose.  The Bible refers to him as a man who became a mighty hunter. He made a direct challenge to the rule of the Lord. This happened sometime after the days of the great Flood. With the waters that...

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Threads of Faith

There’s a Bible story of two distressed people that shows up in three of the New Testament gospels. We read in Matthew, Mark, and Luke of this one sick woman and one heartbroken father. In these two people, we get pictures of the way that faith and power works through...

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A Dinner of Herbs

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith” (Proverbs...

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The Way of the Blessed

What does it mean to be blessed? This is a significant Bible word. In fact, the word “blessed” starts off the book of Psalms, the collection of songs and hymn and laments God gave us. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands...

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Remember the One True Man

This past Sunday was a Communion Sunday at our church, the day each month when we follow Jesus’ instruction to “do this in remembrance of Me.” It’s an ordinance, a practice of the Church, one that takes us back to the beginnings, back to the days of the earliest believers...

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The Bread of Life

Jesus had a way of teaching that involved mystery. He spoke in many parables. The word pictures He employed were designed to keep people guessing. He knew the hearts of those who were present to hear Him. He understood that some were listening to Him for the wrong reasons. And...

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Facing the Giant

David stepped out from the crowd and stared down a giant. The gruesome Goliath had come to bellow of his greatness. He paraded about in heavy armor and had been doing so for days. By his sheer size and strength, he sought to impose his will upon the people of...

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