Ones Who Feel Worthless

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. Luke 15:3-5 Do I value the […]

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Casual Teachers

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Matt. 13:52 A scribe was more than just someone who took dictation. He held a prestigious position within […]

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The Precise Language of Jesus

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse. Proverbs 10:31-32 Just as I had to learn to talk, Jesus had to learn it too.  It wasn’t long before He […]

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When The Next Thing Happens, Is He Enough?

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 A person’s deep emptiness will only be filled by a relationship with Jesus. Not only will it be satisfied but it will overflow from the reservoir of life that Jesus pours in. That is […]

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What Kind Of Kiss Is This?

Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him.  Mark 14:44-45 In some cultures, strangers greet one another with a kiss.  It’s a custom, not necessarily a sign of […]

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If They Could Only See Jesus In Me, Then . . .

But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him. John 12:37  My husband, Ron, is a seasoned Bible teacher. At the conclusion of almost every lesson, he prays for everyone before they leave. “Lord, help others see Jesus in us this week.” Now, he’s praying this with […]

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When The Past And The Present Seem The Same

God chose you as the first fruits for salvation, through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth, to which he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess. 2: 13-14 I saw a quote earlier. “Your past is not God’s future […]

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There’s A Better Question Than That

“Woe to you! For you are like concealed tombs, and the people who walk over them are unaware of it.” Luke 11:44 Jesus words to the Pharisees made them angry. The lawyers among them were hostile and proceeded to question Him in private about His warning. It was obvious to Jesus that their status among […]

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The Moment Between Offense and Sin

Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 I wonder if I’ve been realistic when I’ve thought about Jesus’ perfection. I’ve always viewed Jesus as an adult in ministry. He was One who certainly had instant access to righteous thoughts and behaviors. He listened expectantly to His Father and […]

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Can God Use Discord?

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.” Matthew 23:13 Are you living around someone contentious? If so, you’re probably dreaming of deliverance – either for them […]

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