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“Tribe can be more divisive in our day than ever. So often people believe their tribe is superior to others, superior politically, ethnically, socially, economically, personality or denominationally. Christianity can and should be the great antidote to all ethnic and social divides.”
Fools spend all their time accumulating earthly wealth but give no energy towards developing a real relationship with God. The key to understanding this parable has nothing to do with being wealthy or storing up goods, but remembering for whom the goods are being stored.
This story isn’t a list of qualifications that a person has to meet if they are to be loved and accepted by God. Jesus already met these conditions - and, according to Ephesians 1:4 – because we are “in Him” - we now stand before God in love. Instead, this is Jesus taking the [...]
We must not look to anyone for life other than Jesus. He’s the gate to safekeeping at night. He’s the gate to abundant resources by day. He is the good shepherd and He wants to give you life.
"You see, spiritual life is not about pursuing mountain top experiences. To really follow Jesus, moment by moment decisions are required that will take you up and down mountains, but always lead you closer to God in the end."
"Jesus didn’t just want to solve his immediate need or circumstances, He’s come for more than that. Jesus has come so that people’s hearts and minds would be opened to Him, as well as our ears and mouths!"
Having your faith in Jesus is not a one time event. While some try to focus on a “saving date" as being a one time event, similar to closing a deal or making a contract, the metaphor of bread, something that is consumed daily, reminds us that our work, the work of trusting Jesus, [...]
"The life you’re living today, is it on the path that Jesus instructed you to take? Did you take time to ask him today exactly where HE would like to go... and then offer yourself as the living sacrifice, the vessel of his gospel, that could take him there."
"Let Jesus find us in His presence rightly viewing ourselves, as well as rightly viewing him, and a response of love will follow. As the poem by William Cowper ends, To see the Law by Christ fulfilled, and hear His pardoning voice, changes a slave into a child and duty into choice"
"No matter how pure our initial motivations are, may we never become like these Pharisees and focus more on outward and ritualistic tradition than inwardly seeking the true heart of God behind the tradition."