Category Archives: Following Jesus

Three Reasons to Study Your Bible

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“Why study the Bible?” may seem like a silly question, especially if you’re a person who studies the Bible often, but it’s worth considering. Bible study can become a dry or optional habit if we’re not coming to God’s Word … Continue reading

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Two Qualities of the Early Church That We Should Pursue Today

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The church, made up of Jesus’ followers, is his body on earth. It has been brilliant and influential at times, weak at other points in history, and increasingly divided over the years. Amazingly, the imperfect church is still God’s designated witness, his hands … Continue reading

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Are You Seeking God’s Kingdom or Your Own?

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Money, success, and self-actualization are driving motivators in our culture today. Millennials will stay at jobs roughly two years before looking elsewhere for personal satisfaction. That is not necessarily a bad thing. They view jobs where they can make an … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Follow Jesus when Making Tough Decisions

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We all follow leaders. The question is, who’s leading? Most of us follow some combination of our peers, people we admire, advertising, media outlets, and most importantly for Christians, Jesus. As a Christian, my desire is to follow Jesus more … Continue reading

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Saved From What?

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Jesus rode in to Jerusalem, 2000 or so years ago, to a “very large crowd” shouting: “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” The crowd had thrown their … Continue reading

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God-Maps and Google-Maps

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Most of us embark on a journey with a clear destination in mind. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed taking our three children on family vacations.  With few exceptions, summer featured a trip to the beach and/or a visit to a family member … Continue reading

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Called to be Object Lesson of God’s Redeeming Love

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My family once took a trip to Washington DC, and we took in all the monuments, memorials, and museums that we had time for.   There was only one problem; our youngest son had the flu.  His illness manifested itself progressively throughout the … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God, End of the World, Guns, and Truth

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This Chicago Tribune story, Avoiding wrath of God – we’ll put it to a vote, by Rex W. Huppke, frustrated me.   I’m not sure if I’m more aggravated with the snarky put down of anyone who would believe such a foolish thing … Continue reading

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Real Christianity or an Artificial Attempt

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If you water, fertilize and fuss over an artificial plant, will it grow?  Of course not.  It will never change for the better.  In fact, all that attention would probably convert an attractive silk flower arrangement into a mess. Real plants grow, and … Continue reading

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Hope for Parents in the Middle of July

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It is now the middle of July and the kids have been home for long enough to spend time with you, unstructured valuable time, take part in educational or sporting activities, relax a little, help around the house, and read.  … Continue reading

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