No Wimps Allowed

Some people today claim that following Jesus is for weak-minded people. They claim that faith in God is a crutch and that you only need it if you’re not strong enough to cope with life on your own. I beg to differ.  Following Jesus is not for wimps. Many of Jesus’...

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Are You Lazy?

In Matthew 25, Jesus told the parable of the man who gave his servants various amounts of his wealth before he went on a journey. To one he gave five talents, another received two talents, and the third was given one. The first two invested what they had been entrusted...

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Of Most Importance

What do you think is really important? If you ask that question to a hundred different people, you might get a hundred different responses. The list of things considered important would be longer than a country mile. I’m sure most would include things like family, love, and security. But what...

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Dying Empty

Mark 12 records the story of a time when Jesus was watching as people were bringing their offerings into the temple. Rich people came by and dropped in large offerings into the offering box. Then a poor widow walked up to the box and dropped in two small coins. Upon...

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Do Whatever He Tells You

Most of us know the story of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding feast in Cana as John recorded it in his gospel. Jesus, his mother, and his disciples were all attending wedding festivities when the supply of wine ran out. This was a big deal. In middle-eastern culture, this...

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