Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Identity category

Learning from Jesus' Questions - Who Is He?

The question about Jesus is not about His existence, but rather His identity. Just who is He? Jesus asks His disciples, …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Who is My Family?

Years ago, my mother was a faculty member of Messiah College. In meeting an alum from there, I said, "You may have known my mother, Esther Snyder." He replied, "Yes, and now I see that…

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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 - Critical Heart or Merciful Heart?

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Do you want to get well?

Do you want to get well? John 5:6b …

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Standing on the Promises

I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but I found that by mid-January I would be wallowing in failure. Positive change is good, but so very difficult. I have come to realize that striving for…

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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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A Child of God - What Does That Mean?

Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 NIV …

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Alone with God

But when He was alone with His own disciples, He explained everything. Mark 4:34 NIV …

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What About Those Moments of Silence?

It is easier to communicate that I am a Christ-follower in a taxi cab than in a conversation at my medical university where, at opportune moments, silence is my choice. Why, in certain circumstances,…

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