Tag Archives: following Jesus

May 18 – Scandalous!

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 Religious disputes are the worst, aren’t they? You see it on a small scale when churches split. There are anecdotal tales among Baptists about churches splitting over a vote on the color of the … Continue reading

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May 17 – Great Expectations

(I hate when I realize I didn’t write the previous day’s thoughts!) Acts 24:10-27; Judges 21; Psalm 46 Christianity is an easy religion to believe – until you start thinking about what it really means to follow Christ. When we … Continue reading

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May 10 – It’s All About…

(Yep, I forgot to post on Sunday again) Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 Someone jokingly said that Disneyland is a people trap built by a mouse. People flock to Disneyland/world every year because of the entertainment. If someone were … Continue reading

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March 5 – I Believe in Jesus!

Matthew 10:26-42; Leviticus 9-10; Proverbs 23 I guess I’m probably in trouble with God. If following Jesus were like school, I would constantly be in the principal’s office. The referral would read something like, “refused to share the picture that … Continue reading

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February 3 – Turning Point: Resurrection

Luke 24:1-12; Genesis 43; Psalm 34 I’ve found that life has lots of turning points; times and places where our lives change because we make one choice or another. Robert Frost described that issue in the poem “The Road Not … Continue reading

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January 7 – My World

Luke 8:26-56; Genesis 13:1-14:24; Psalm 7 There are times I find it easy to follow Jesus. Get me in church; get me amongst a bunch of Christians at a concert and I can follow Jesus with the best of them. … Continue reading

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June 25 – How Do We Know?

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 If we don’t have a set of black and white rules to guide us in our daily walk with God, like the Pharisees had and Jesus condemned, how do we determine what it … Continue reading

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May 12 – Trials, Tribulations and Joy

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Paul reviewed his ministry among the Ephesians and explained why they would not be seeing him again with a moving declaration that the Holy Spirit had revealed that chains and tribulations awaited him in … Continue reading

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April 9 – Not My Father’s Gospel

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 The authority of an eyewitness is usually respected. The gospel stories are not built upon something that someone heard from their brother-in-law’s sister’s aunt’s cousin’s babysitter who heard it from a friend. While Matthias … Continue reading

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September 4 – Following Jesus

John 10:22-42; 2 Chronicles 9; Psalm 74 Norman Vincent Peale allegedly tells the story of eating in a restaurant where the crowd is being “entertained” by a patron who had imbibed a bit too much wine. He was loud and … Continue reading

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