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Follow Me: He Knows Me

I know my son. I spend the majority of my days with him and he is awesome! I know what books he likes to read, and what shows he enjoys watching. I know the songs he likes to sing and the animals he likes to imitate. I know what letters, numbers, shapes and colors he

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The Greatest Invitation

Follow me. What’s that even mean? 2000 years after Christ said “FOLLOW ME,” we are left to our own devises as to what that actually means or how it’s played out in our daily lives. Especially since that phrase has taken on a whole new life of its own. On Twitter. On Instragram. “Follow me”

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Take Up Your Cross: Ears

In Take Up Your Cross: Ears last week I focused on the significance of Christ’s final miracle before his death. He healed the ear of the high priest’s servant during the arrest in the olive grove. In short, it was an unrequested act of kindness to an enemy. Even while on the way to the

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The Better Word

Genesis 4 tells us that the blood of Abel, (who was unjustly killed by his older brother Cain), cries out to God. Hebrews 12 tells us that the blood of Jesus cries cries louder, more effectively, and with a more gracious word than the justice that Abel seeks. Wanting justice, Abel’s blood cries out for

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The Family

Matthew 10:34-39 is a powerful and difficult teaching from Jesus. While many people across the globe and across generations have experienced the literal and full extent of these words, I admit that I have not. This leads me to think in the hypothetical. So, hypothetically speaking, if I had to choose between my family or

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Transformed

Romans 12:1-2 is absolutely loaded with both theological and pragmatic commentary. One of the most interesting things that I failed to mention in Sunday’s message is that Paul essentially lays out a logic problem. The word that many English translations have as “spiritual” in Romans 12:1 is probably better understood – as the NIV translates

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The Waiting

As I get older, I get increasingly more annoyed by traffic, waiting rooms, and lines in general.  I don’t have time for it.  Life’s too short … every second counts.  And yet we enter the season of advent with a mandate to slow down and join Christianity in remembering the wait for Christ’s 1st Advent,

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Hospitality

Hospitable is not the most common adjective used to describe Jesus and his ministry, but perhaps it should be. When we think of hospitality we often think of opening our home and inviting people in. Something amazing about Jesus is that he demonstrated perfect hospitality, and he had nowhere to lay his head. (Luke 9:58)

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No I In Truth Tellyng

We all have blindspots. One in each eye to be exact. Thankfully our brains fill in the 4% gap that each eye leaves blank. And thankfully we have two eyes, or our blindspots would be incredibly noticeable. If physical blindspots were the only ones we had, we’d be all set! Unfortunately there are blindspots in

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No I In Fryendshyp

There is no i in famly. Reality is, that the family is actual made up of of many i’s. The thing is, when we are together in community, the “i” is in the right context for what it truly is. Glad we had this talk… King David, in a way, forgot who he truly was

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