It's much easier to live by the law, but the law always reveals our failures, which is the last thing we want people to see.  And so we begin to…
It seems that over and over Jesus is saying that "we have heard" with our ears a truth from the law ... but if we were listening with our heart…
A vast majority of church people are more than familiar with the prayer that Jesus used as a model to teach his disciples how to pray – what we have…
Jesus revolutionized pretty much everything about our understanding of the good life in what we now now as His sermon and the mount, found in the book of Matthew. It…
Jesus’ teachings are quite shocking, actually.  Kingdom life really does run counter to our way of living and how we see each other and see God.  Jesus gave an impromptu…
Relationships.  We all love them, and yet at times our closest relationships can be so destructive.  At other times, healthy relationships with others brings great meaning and joy to our…
Anybody else ever pray a prayer like, "God, make me strong, help me out of this situation" and then get frustrated when you don't feel stronger? If "the joy of…
In the creation story found at the beginning of Genesis, God grants authority to Adam and Eve to govern and reign over creation.  In the second chapter they are placed…
Here’s something to consider: Genesis opens with God breathing life into creation – everything from the stars and galaxies to the earth and all vegetation and animal life.  And God…
It’s interesting how we begin following Jesus with good intentions to ‘do things his way’, but then something shifts.  Somewhere along the way, rather then allowing Jesus to reshape and…
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