Tag Archives: Jesus

A lion in your living room?

I’ve learned something from painful experience. It’s impossible to have a casual relationship with sin. Think of the front door to your house or apartment. It’s how you gain entry; it’s the way you admit guests. Listen. If you crack open … Continue reading

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Quiet waters, hard times

Have you ever heard or read Psalm 23? In The Message translation of the Bible, Psalm 23 begins: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, … Continue reading

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Not a social media influencer

Isaiah was a prophet who predicted the coming of the Messiah, the savior of God’s people. His description, though, was not what the people expected. How do you view Jesus? Is this who you expected? The servant grew up before God—a scrawny … Continue reading

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First or third person?

In his Gospel, John describes himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This past week I had a conversation with a young professor preparing a National Science Foundation CAREER proposal that gave me new insight into this statement. We discussed several … Continue reading

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Stop chasing your ball

My dog Beaux is a slave to tennis balls. He will chase and retrieve a ball as many times as I throw it. He can be sleeping, eating, or chewing a bone. If he hears the sound of a bouncing ball, … Continue reading

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What do you want with me?

Luke 8 describes the story of the man from Genaseres and his encounter with Jesus. Like many, this encounter radically changed his life. The Gerasenes man had many demons, so many that they called themselves Legion. Do you have demons? … Continue reading

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How do I remain?

re·main (rəˈmān) continue to exist, especially after other similar or related people or things have ceased to exist stay in the place that one has been occupying continue to possess a particular quality or fulfill a particular role. The word … Continue reading

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