3/29/2019– Real Peace

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Imagine you have committed an ethical crime. You want to cover it up. You create fake identities. Aliases. You’re on the run. You duck from video cameras which are everywhere. To escape attention you move around a lot. You’re always looking over your shoulder. No peace. Then imagine, it all magically goes away. Evidence turns up that you didn’t even …

3/28/2019– Prodigal

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One of Jesus’ most famous parables has changed names over the years. Modern Bible translations refer to Luke 15:11-32 at “The Parable of the Lost Son.” In earlier translations, it was titled “The Parable of the Prodigal Son.” When was the last time you used “prodigal” in a sentence? It’s just an ancient and misunderstood word. But it has deep …

3/27/2019– Seek me, God

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Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible, at 176 verses. You could call it God’s Word about God’s Word. The psalm utilizes 8 different synonyms for God’s Word, and uses those synonyms 178 times in 176 verses. God has something to say here about what he has to say! With the psalm writer, we rejoice in the benefits …

3/26/2019– Jesus is the Gate

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Doors or gates serve two purposes. They keep in what is supposed to stay in, and keep out what is supposed to stay out. They allow full access in a way that doesn’t compromise #1. Your refrigerator doors keep cold air in, keep warm air out, and allow easy, full access to the scrumptious food inside. Jesus identifies himself in …

3/25/2019– The Gospel Song

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If you are into something, it means that this thing has you pulled in. And everybody knows it. “He’s into gaming,” or, “She’s really into keto.” A person can be into Jesus Christ, also. Really pulled in. And when that happens, it changes things. It creates new things: new perspective, new faith, new strength, new love. Are you into Christ? …

3/22/2019– Prayer about Us

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“Dear God, please make me as wealthy as possible. And healthy. And happy, too. Oh, and make life easier for my friends and family, and for me too, please.” Amen. Think about this, how many of your prayers did I just describe? I know that describes a lot of mine. Hey, I make them sound so spiritual, and I say …

03/21/2019– People Matter

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Christians want to win souls for Christ. That’s great! But we need to remember that souls are connected to people. People filter their life experiences not just in their soul, but through emotions, faulty beliefs, and limited viewpoints. People bring their personal history to every new scene. People assemble and create culture. People are ethnic. People have learning disabilities and …

03/20/2019– Captured

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St. Patrick had come to appreciate the Irish people, all the while still serving as slave. He eventually escaped back home to England. But not to stay. Patrick felt that he needed to go back and walk among the very people who had enslaved him. He wanted them to know Jesus like he did. To be changed, freed, and experience …