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Oil in the Lamp, Matthew 25:1-13

Rather than preparing ourselves for the end of the world with stockpiles and shelters, what if we prepared for the end as if it was a party?

What if we got excited for it, because it will be a joyous occasion? What if we made preparations for something not disastrous, but something magical? And what if our preparations were joyous in the process? Continue reading

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Beloved Children of God, 1 John 3:1-8

All those in Christ, saints living and dead, are bound together as a family of love. We aren’t a family by genetics, although some are related. We are a family bound by love, love poured out for you and for many on the cross. That love fills our cup today, and that love should cover any disagreements, any arguments, any divisions we have. If we but remember that we are all children of God, bound together by love, then what could keep us apart? Continue reading

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Blessed Wresting, Genesis 32:22-31

  22 Jacob got up during the night, took his two wives, his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and crossed the Jabbok River’s shallow water. 23 He took them and everything that belonged to him, and he helped them cross the … Continue reading

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Never the Wrong Time, Luke 2:1-20

In celebrating his birth in the wrong month, so to speak, we see how powerful it truly is that he came at all, when nobody expected. Jesus came as a surprise, so that we all can be saved, so that we all can have hope. Continue reading

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The Hardest Thing to Do, Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then … Continue reading

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Bring it Into the Light, Matthew 10:24-39

In darkness, our eyes adjust, and soon we begin to believe we don’t need the light. But when the light shines, we truly see what we missed out on Continue reading

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The First Evangelist, John 4.5-42

  He came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, which was near the land Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there. Jesus was tired from his journey, so he sat down at the well. It was … Continue reading

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