216: Servant-Leader

In response to Peter’s question about the perks he’d experience for being one of the Lord’s faithful followers, Jesus said, “Many who are first will be last, and the last…

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In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Most prayers are ended with the same four words, “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” While I’m not suggesting that it’s wrong or bad to end our prayers that way (I do…

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Jesus’ Ancestry

You often see advertisements for Ancestry.com. It’s interesting to see who’s in your family line. Are there black sheep among them? Anyone famous? The Jews were very big on keeping…

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211: Four Views of Christ

The first four books of the New Testament are biographical sketches of the life of Christ. While there is overlap among the books, each one has a different emphasis of…

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210: Abuse and Justice

Some people are eager to exert their power over others. Bribes, rapes, trafficking, business takeovers, and domestic abuse are just a few examples of how people force their will on…

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208: Cuts and Scrapes

Recently I experienced firsthand how wonderful it is that God has built into our bodies the very complex ability for our skin to heal itself from cuts and scrapes. I…

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Mother’s Day

Mothers have a tremendous influence in the lives of their children. What kind of adults their children become is not entirely dependent upon their mom, but she plays a huge…

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205: Multiple Benefits

David penned a Hebrew song which we read in our Bibles as Psalm 103:1-5. “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the…

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204: Source of Strength

Two of the most prominent prophets in the Old testament were Elijah and his protege, Elisha. Before Elijah’s lifetime, the unified nation of Israel split into two portions. The northern…

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203: Praying for People

What do you pray for people? Let’s read how the Apostle Paul prayed for Christ-followers in Colossae. “And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy…

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202: Plagues and Locusts

A very interesting passage of Scripture comes to mind in light of these days. 2 Chronicles 7:13–14 says, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain,…

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