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How Can This Happen?

January 7th, 2018 · No Comments

Luke 1:34 (New Living Translation) Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” This is a familiar verse and a familiar (hi)story. This little phrase summarizes much of our relationship to God. Really, God. You can do that? Yes, God can. Yes, God has, over and over. Yet, we continue […]

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Sometimes Being a Witness is Enough

November 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Luke 7:11-16 (New Living Translation) 11 …Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. 12 A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with […]

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Mary and Martha and Cain and Abel and Reaction

October 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Luke 10:41-42 (Holman Standard Christian Bible) 41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.” Here is the story of the admirable Mary and that Martha who just […]

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Everything I have is Yours

September 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Luke 15:31 (Holman Standard Christian Bible) Son, he said to him, you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. This statement comes at the end of the parable of the Prodigal Son. The father is talking to the older brother. I have always stumbled through this parable. There is something or other […]

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Slow of Heart

June 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Luke 24:25 (English Standard Version) And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! What does it mean to be “slow of heart?” How can you make your heart go faster? How do you make yourself believe faster? No, I don’t have answers. Sometimes […]

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What Things?

June 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Luke 24:19 (New Living Translation) “What things?” Jesus asked. “The things that happened to Jesus, the man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a prophet who did powerful miracles, and he was a mighty teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. This is a great, two-word opening to a sermon. What things? […]

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The Real Meaning of Christmas from a Childlike Man

December 25th, 2016 · No Comments

by Dwayne Phillips This post is different from all others. Today is Christmas. So? The best explanation I can find comes from the heart and soul of Charles Shultz. This childlike man best explains it through a little boy named Linus. Odd, but no television network would dare make a show like this today. That […]

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Done Our Duty

November 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Luke 17:10 (New Living Translation) In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’ Jesus is telling us something here. The glory of doing what Jesus asks me to do? There is none. That’s my duty. And, I am an unworthy servant. I […]

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The Little Things

November 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Luke 16:10 (New Living Translation) If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. Who said that? Oh, it was Jesus. I guess He knew what He was saying. Of course this disagrees with today’s […]

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Clean My Insides

November 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Luke 11:41 (New Living Translation) So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over. This is Jesus’ conclusion to a lesson He gave to religious leaders about being clean on the outside (proper hygiene) and clean on the inside (proper love towards one another and Him). Jesus […]

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