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Learning from Jesus' Questions - What Am I Thinking?

Jesus knew what they were thinking so He asked them, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?" Matthew 9:4 NLT …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Worry?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? Matthew 6:27-28 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Earthly Things...Heavenly Things

But if you don't believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things? …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions

When beginning a spiritual journey, a good question to ask is, "What do you want?" These are the first words Jesus spoke in the Gospel of John to two perspective disciples. Their response…

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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: Loving Inch-by-Inch

Are you like me in finding it easier to love "Humanity" - the world, rather than loving "humanity" - my brother and sister? In 1 John 3:16, the apostle John points out the need to…

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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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What Distracts Me As I Follow Jesus?

The story of Jesus' visit to the home of Martha and Mary has often troubled me. Maybe that is because I identify with Martha. Being a Type A, goal-oriented person concerned with outcomes, impact,…

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Results That Matter

I am a results-oriented guy. Give me a goal or challenge and I am quick to respond. Pursuing results is often exciting, but can at times be misleading. …

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Rest For My Soul

I am in one of those seasons where I need rest for my soul. It seems everywhere I turn I am facing problems and turmoil. What to do? Seeking counsel from those who offer peace and rest often falls…

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