Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Fear”

Fear can be paralyzing and is mentioned throughout the scriptures. There are stories of people fearing each other, fearing to follow through on God’s instructions, fearing the presence of angels, etc. In many passages, the words “Do not fear” are … Continue reading

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“Peers”

The influence and pressure of those around us can be a powerful force. Jesus had much to say about authentic faith, and wasn’t interested in outward appearances or social standing. One of His statements regarding the powerful “culture police” was this: … Continue reading

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“Asking”

When praying, we must remember that God’s parental perspective is far beyond ours, and even the best earthly examples fall short. As parents, we often struggle regarding “what, when and how”; but God doesn’t. He never paces the floor with … Continue reading

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Before the Cross was Gold, it was Rugged

The cross is a familiar object. It’s been fashioned into jewelry, wall art, and various household trinkets, but before it was gold (or silver, etc.), it was rugged. I. It was rugged by design As a symbol – The Romans … Continue reading

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“Being”

One of the biggest struggles in the life of faith is the pressure to “do”. Spoken and unspoken, self-imposed and others-imposed; the expectation to be “doing” something for Christ can distract from the powerful reality of “being” something in Christ. … Continue reading

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“Voices”

In our “connected” world, voices abound. In the first century, there was also a mixture of voices calling out. Even though there wasn’t electronic social media, the confusion was real all the same. For a disciple, Jesus gave an illustration … Continue reading

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“Know”

What do you know to be true? In John chapter 9 a man born blind is miraculously healed by Jesus. Afterwards, the Jewish leadership verbally attacked the man and his story; questioning his integrity and disassociating him from the synagogue. … Continue reading

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