Monthly Archives: June 2020

The more we minister (Luke 5)

Today verses 15-16 struck me. But the news about [Jesus] spread even more, and large crowds would come together to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. Yet he often withdrew to deserted places and prayed. Every day, … Continue reading

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Our message (Luke 4)

I ended last week by talking about the real problem in society and the only true solution.The real problem in society is not systemic racism or injustice, but sin in the hearts of individuals. Unless you deal with the sin … Continue reading

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The real problem, the real solution (Luke 3)

In the States, we hear the terms “systemic racism” or  “systemic injustice” being thrown around left and right. And even within the church, people debate how systemic these problems really are. As I read Luke chapter 3 today, however, it … Continue reading

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Doing our Father’s work (Luke 2:41-49)

As I looked at the story of the adolescent Jesus, his words to his parents struck me. Didn’t you know that it was necessary for me to be in my Father’s house?” (49) Jesus probably isn’t saying here, “I needed … Continue reading

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James and social media (James 1:19-20)

My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.” (19-20) When I read these words, I thought about our uses of … Continue reading

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Though we live in crazy times (Matthew 28)

I don’t know about you, but when I look at what’s going on in the world, and particularly in the United States, it seems this world is going mad. But I took heart from the last few verses of this … Continue reading

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When love grows cold (Matthew 24)

In talking about the last days, Jesus says something pretty chilling. Because lawlessness will multiply, the love of many will grow cold. (12) The scary thing is, he says this of those who profess to be God’s people. When it … Continue reading

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Ignorant of the scriptures (Matthew 22)

When the Sadducees asked Jesus an asinine question, he responded, You are mistaken, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God. (29) Could Jesus say this of us? How wrong is our worldview because we don’t really … Continue reading

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Your king is coming to you (Matthew 21)

Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you. (5, ESV) Those words struck me this morning. “Behold, your king is coming to you.” The first time Jesus came, he came humbly and mounted on a … Continue reading

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Making a difference in an unbelieving and perverse world (Matthew 17)

I don’t know how we can look at the world today and not mourn. As I write this, we have not only the Covid-19 virus still lingering, but in the U.S., we’ve also seen police brutality, violent protests, riots, and … Continue reading

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