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We Weren’t Created to Manage Life Alone

(View "Unredeemed" by Selah) The world is filled with people who are grappling with life.  In fact, we all are.  We struggle with how to make ends meet financially, how to manage relationships in our homes and with other people in our lives, what to do about (if anything can be done) the mistakes we've made and the sins we've committed, and even how to deal with that strange tension that arises … [Read More...]

Fierce Love

In the film, Conan the Barbarian, the massively muscular Conan describes what is best in life: “Crush your enemies; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women.”  Now, while you may not agree with the specifics of his assessment, men, you have to admit that we all identify, to some degree, with the strong, powerful, and courageous image Conan portrayed.  We admire strength … [Read More...]

Joy

I grew up learning about God.  My earliest recollections centered around church, preaching, and followers of Jesus fellowshipping.  I had a normal, middle class upbringing with a solid nuclear family and a stable environment in one location throughout my formative years. Church was always a central part of that experience and in church I learned all the great stories of the Bible.  I also heard … [Read More...]

New Salt

Last week I spoke to you about being shining lights. Our scripture text was from the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus declared to the gathered crowd, "You are the light of the world." (Matthew 5:14-16)  The verses we read last week were from words spoken by Jesus very near the onset of His public ministry.  Up to this point He had been speaking to people in the synagogues of Galilee and … [Read More...]

Shining Lights

Matthew 5:14-16 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. We are light in our world. Our … [Read More...]

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