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Docking Decisions

Docking Decisions As JESUS is teaching those who want to know more about Him how to have a relationship with Him, He is speaking to fishermen who had followed Him literally straight off their boats. These disciples are among many folks from near and far who had heard about His miracles. And He uses words […]

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Called to Contrasts: Maturity in Making a Differemce

Called to Contrasts: Maturity in Making a Difference JESUS has been making the same point over and over again. He is calling people to follow Him and be changed. Not in some ethereal, playing harps on clouds ways. But in day to day changes that make changes in other lives to attract those people to […]

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Mature in Making Amends

Mature in Making Amends JESUS has been talking for quite a while. But He is only just getting started. He’s sitting on a mountain talking to those who are amazed at His words and are amazed that He seems like nobody and somebody at the same time. He speaks to them as if He is […]

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The Least and the Law

The Least and the Law JESUS is so confusing sometimes. Considering He is called “the Word”, the ultimate expression of communication, in the Bible He can be hard to understand sometimes. Until He’s not. JESUS is teaching on a mountainside and has explained the differences that will happen to those who truly are His. They […]

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Fight To Be Light

Fight to be Light JESUS is still teaching on a mountainside (what will come to be known as the Sermon on the Mount) and is giving examples of how those who belong to Him should be demonstrating it in who they are (what we call the beatitudes) that He described earlier. Not by their own […]

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Slim Fast and Salvation

Slim Fast and Salvation I hate Slim Fast. You’re supposed to drink it to replace a meal to help you lose weight. I hate it because it says it will taste like “Creamy Chocolate.” Now I know a little about chocolate. I eat as much as possible to keep children from getting it and getting […]

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The Fit Witness

The Fit Witness The courtroom is packed. A person is convicted and sentenced to death. There is a group of witnesses who can save the life of the accused but to do so means revealing themselves as knowing the one who can save the accused and grant them an inheritance. But it puts the witness’s […]

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Unseen Clean

Unseen Clean You might have heard or even used the word “Catharsis.” It means to make a clean slate by letting out all of the emotional trauma that was bothering you so your mind and heart are calm again. The word Catharsis comes from a Greek word used to describe what JESUS calls you (and […]

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Shared Scars

Shared Scars The most compassionate person you will ever meet is someone who has scars from the same wound you have now. The most merciful person you will ever find is the person who has suffered what you are suffering. The best example of this is JESUS. GOD decided in eternity past that the best […]

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Greater Lessness

Greater Lessness Humility. Meekness. It has been compared to a stallion with a bridle. Powerful. Knowing it. But willing to use power to serve. Humility is not having a low opinion of yourself. It is knowing that whatever power you think you have even over your own body is a gift and not given because […]

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