Category Archives: Jesus

All You Need to Do

What does it mean to be a good Christian? If you asked me what it takes to be a good baseball player, a good writer, or  a good musician, I could come up with an answer that most people would … Continue reading

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The Trinity Not Quite Explained

  I was sitting with a group of people once, all from different countries, and we were comparing languages. We decided that Spanish started out easy, and never really got too complicated. French, on the other hand, started out very … Continue reading

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New Country People

ROMANS 6:1B-11 1bShould we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?2By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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Could We Be One (So the world would know…)

    SECOND READING 1 PETER 4:12-14, 5:6-11 4:12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing … Continue reading

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The Down Side of Getting Better

So you start that diet, only to find you are now tempted by foods you previously had no interest in eating. Or you want the quick fix for your problems. Or want to test someone’s love. Or you just feel … Continue reading

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Staying in Safe Territory

  GOSPEL MATTHEW 5:21-37 21“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother … Continue reading

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A Time to Be Weaned

Why is it that we argue about things we cannot change? For example, recently there was a debate between a young earth creationist, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, which was apparently broadcast around the nation. (Full disclosure: I did … Continue reading

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