Monthly Archives: February 2016

2-29-16 “Powerless”

The disciples knew empowerment, but they also knew weakness. In Mark chapter 6, the story is recorded where they were sent out by Jesus with the power over evil spirits and to heal. They returned with stories of demons being cast … Continue reading

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2-27-16 “Perceptions”

Jesus was a carpenter. Compared to creating the universe, a hammer would’ve been easy to get the “swing” of. But for those who knew Him growing up, that’s all He was; a carpenter. They’d already decided who He was to … Continue reading

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2-26-16 “Reaching”

Pride and fear can build walls of separation. There was a woman in the Gospels who’d suffered much from a bleeding affliction for twelve years. In addition to the obvious physical challenges, she would have also been considered perpetually “unclean” … Continue reading

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2-25-16 “Peace”

Storms can be scary and destructive. Hot/cold air collisions and seasonal change can produce some nasty weather. In our personal life, it’s also true that changing winds can bring a storm. In the Gospels, there’s a pivotal moment where the … Continue reading

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2-24-16 “Tiny”

Big results in God’s kingdom often start very small. Jesus explained it this way: “To what shall we liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is … Continue reading

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2-23-16 “Sowing”

The seed parable is a powerful illustration. Found in Luke 8:4-15, it describes four different results of the same type of seed falling onto the ground. A combining of the story with Jesus’ explanation renders four pictures: The Hard Soil-no fruit at all (seed … Continue reading

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2-22-16 “Labels”

We can be labeled many things by others; “nice”, “mean”, “attractive”, “talented”, “clumsy”, etc. Some are welcome-some aren’t. In the Bible, there’s a lot of people who knew about labels. One of them encountered Jesus while in a lifestyle so colorful … Continue reading

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