Prunings

“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2 ESV). This week will beIf you were to ask some of my friends, they would probably say that I’m a masochist because I set challenging physical... Continue Reading →

Love

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24 ESV). “I love you!” “I love you more!” I remember someone saying that love is not a competition. In some ways I agree with that. In others, not so much. In a competition there are winners and losers.... Continue Reading →

Think Possibly!

“But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God’” (Luke 18:27 ESV). There’s a lot of talk these days about “positive thinking.” And there is merit to the practice. Unfortunately, there also exists the danger of going overboard and developing the mindset that we, in and of ourselves can do anything. This... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Weeds

“He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared... Continue Reading →

New Wine in Old Wineskins

"Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom... Continue Reading →

The Love of Christ Controls Us!

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised” ‭‭(2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭ESV). Tuesday we discussed... Continue Reading →

Dead or Alive?

“For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus”‭‭ (Romans‬ ‭6:10-11‬ ‭ESV‬‬). No, dead and alive! Her name was Tiffany, and she was my first real girlfriend. We... Continue Reading →

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