Monthly Archives: April 2017

Greatness

Power is a whispering liar and always promises more than it can deliver. For example, pursuing inner satisfaction and contentment through control never ends with genuine peace. However, Christ can deliver the inner serenity we seek, but His way is one … Continue reading

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Workers

In ancient times, someone looking for work would be grateful for the chance to tend a vineyard. However, in Jesus’ parable of the workers (Matt. 20), the joy of getting hired in the morning was replaced by envy and anger … Continue reading

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Return

The touch of the Master is special. Luke records where ten lepers were crying out to Jesus for healing. In response to their requests, Jesus instructed them to go show themselves to the priests. As they went, their bodies were … Continue reading

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Sorrow

Jesus understands the human condition. And it isn’t some kind of divine pity, it’s a thorough, all-encompassing, “been-there-felt-that”, loving compassion. Consider the shortest verse in the Bible: “Jesus wept.” – John 11:35 NKJV The backdrop of the verse was Lazarus’ … Continue reading

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Duty

Occasionally, there are passages that “jump” from the Bible in total contrast to “greeting-card-type-quotes”. For example, when the disciples asked Jesus to “increase their faith”, He identified the power of “mustard seed” size faith; but then spoke this sobering truth: … Continue reading

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Exalted

When it comes to a potter’s work…the clay doesn’t get a say. And it’s the same with us too. None of us had a say in the skill-set, aptitude or body we were born with; that was God’s creative hand. … Continue reading

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Life

Within you is life. If you’re a child of God, you carry the most precious commodity on earth…life. Not just physical breath passed down from Adam, but spiritual life from the Second Adam-Jesus (Romans 5:12-21). As we go, the joy … Continue reading

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