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Archives for February 2019

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Two Guys Walk into a Temple

If our understanding of God is warped our prayers will be warped. Our prayers can help us to see as a mirror our picture of God--and help us to do some correction if necessary...

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Strong Convictions, Generous Heart

How do we have convictions and yet live generously?...

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About Your Friend Who Can't Stand Religious People

Jesus didn't get along with self-righteous religious people like many of our friends who aren't Christians. That's good news!...

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Set Free From (Mere) Religion

Jesus frees us from empty religion to a real relationship...

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God Wants You to Be Rich (Truly!)

God gives us earthly money to allow us to invest in something eternal....

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A Once in a Lifetime Investment Opportunity

Jesus challenges us to invest in eternal things...

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What Do We Do With This???

Sometimes we have to remember reading Scripture is a cross-cultural experience. Be patient, do a little digging and we might learn some things....

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The Geico Gecko Helps With Your Problems

Getting creative with problem solving takes a little step back sometimes...

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Religious People's Problem with Jesus

Jesus includes all kinds of unexpected people in his parables and in his kingdom...

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Good News About How to Deal with Unanswered Prayers

Jesus shows us how to continue to trust in God's goodness even in the midst of our disappointment with his slowness to act on our behalf. ...

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A Love Better than a Hallmark Card

Jesus invites us to pray because God is good and God is love. ...

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Fresh Resilience for Your Work Today

The persistent widow persists! How might we persist in our own works that we need to do today? ...

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What if I Don't Pray Enough?

Nobody feels like they pray enough. That's why Jesus gives us instructions to stick with it....

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The Wildly Important Take-Home, Right at the Start

Luke tells us that Jesus tells us that we should always pray and never give up!...

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The Full House

Jesus describes the heart of God to have a full house marked by the gathering of people who were previously overlooked...

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More Important Than the To-Do List

Daily life can cause us to miss out on the kingdom of God...

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Might Be Time to Get Going

It's always easier not to go, not to do things. But there's a core of our relationship with Jesus that compels us to get going. ...

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Great Banquet, Great Heart, Great Joy

Jesus invites us into the great banquet of the kingdom of God...

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Jesus: The Awkward Dinner Guest

Jesus challenges the religious and is kind to the people in the margins. How do we do at matching pitch with our audience? ...

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Clarity Never Comes from the Crowds

Clarity never comes from the crowds. Jesus shows us where it comes from and how to handle the crowd pressures. ...

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