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Unlikely Disciples

Unlikely Disciples

God will call who God will call. And when God calls us, it does us no good to point to others who have better qualifications.

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Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God

Calling Jesus a lamb is pointing to Jesus’ sacrificial love by which we are saved. We are called to imitate Jesus action, to live with sacrificial love.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

The full cost of the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is $107,300. The huge expense indicates how much we are expected to give.

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The Moral Teaching of the Historical Jesus

The Moral Teaching of the Historical Jesus

Join me for an 8 week course on the moral teaching of Jesus: January 14 to March 4.

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A Blessing for the New Year

A Blessing for the New Year

Blessings give thanks to God for the goodness that is already present in a person, place or thing.

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Santa and St. Nick

Santa and St. Nick

The history of Santa Claus can help us appreciate more deeply the meaning of Christ’s birth.

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Presenting the Mess

Presenting the Mess

Jesus, unlike other guests, is coming for the mess of our lives.

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Heartbreak

Heartbreak

What can we do when pain and loss enter our lives? Although we cannot explain evil, we can negotiate its presence though acceptance and “throwing together.”

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It Is Never Too Late

It Is Never Too Late

Our salvation does not depend on our goodness—only on God’s goodness.

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The Good That Is Gone

The Good That Is Gone

When the things we take pride in are destroyed, it is then time to place our pride in God’s faithfulness.

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The Consistency of God

The Consistency of God

When you are tempted to doubt what will happen after death, look at what is happening before death.

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Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus Moments

Zacchaeus moments are when we thought we were only going to observe but then discover that Jesus has something different in mind.