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Are You Stupid?

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 The New Living Translation states this verse as: “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” Proverbs 12:1 Imagine if you never learned from the corrections your parents and teachers tried to teach you when you were in …

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Finding Our Assigned Seats – Part 2

Jesus wanted to teach His disciples an important principle (principle like gravity – what goes up must come down). So, Jesus sat down – I think He sat on the ground, but that’s just me. I’m sure that when Jesus sat down, all of His disciples immediately sat down. By sitting down, Jesus’ body language …

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Fellow Sojourners

Sojourner means, “one who stays in a place as a stranger or visitor.” The word sojourner elicits our emotions. Perhaps, for you, it brings to mind adventure, exploring, and discovery. Traveling to new places and living there for a while to be immersed in another culture. Or, you may feel just the opposite. This word …

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Changing Roles and Responsibilities

7 And he [John the Baptist] preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:7-8 Has there ever been a place in your life …

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Never Again

Most of us have places in our lives where we’ve said, “Never again!” It may have been a class reunion, an abusive company, or a visit to a distant cousin. Those are easy for us to say, “Never again.”

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A Jungle

Our Jungle My wife and I live in a small, 1950s subdivision. Nearly every house in our subdivision, including ours, has been added on to. In 1950, people could raise four kids in a two-bedroom, one bath house. Now it takes at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms for two people. This is definitely a …

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My Oregon Trail

On my journey with Jesus, I discovered that my progress was so slow because I was carrying two burdens.

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The Edge of Danger

When I was a young guy, perhaps eleven or twelve, a missionary visited my church. He was the first missionary I’d ever seen. Oh, I had heard stories of missionaries living in distant lands, but those were just stories to me until I met the real deal. That Sunday night, he came to our youth …

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Withstanding Compromise

We must not think the way worldly people want us to think. We must not act the way worldly people want us to act.

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Disruptive, Destructive, Dangerous

When we consider all the words of Jesus, we see Jesus accurately, and perhaps, differently than who we expect.

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