Lessons Learned on the Journey

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Growing in Child-Likeness - I Must Change

And He said, "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of God. Matthew 18:3 NIV …

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And This is Love: Keeping God's Commandments

The Great Commandment calls me to love God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind, and to love others as I love myself. What is the best way to love God? The apostle John says, …

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Letting It Go

Holding on requires letting go. For instance, to pick up my grandson, I must first put down the book that is in my hand. Grasping the things that matter in life requires releasing my grip on the…

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Follow In His Footsteps

He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. I Peter 2:21b NLT …

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Submission? You must be kidding!

I remember thinking as a young boy, “No one is going to tell me what to do!” A rebellious spirit is nothing new to me. It is always difficult for me to understand and obey verses in the…

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What Determines My Identity?

Identity answers the question, “Who am I?” My identity is often defined by: …

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It Is Not Complex

Sometimes I make following Jesus more complex than necessary. The Apostle Peter suggested that it involves a proactive positive step and a proactive boundary-setting. …

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Don't Look Back

Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God. Luke 9:62 NIV …

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An Impossible Requirement?

God’s desire for me is abundant fruitfulness. He even gave me the prescription for this, …

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Decisions Made in Fear

Often my life seems to mirror those of Jesus’ disciples—rowing in a boat against a storm. The storms of life—physical, relational, financial, work issues—so consume me that I…

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