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The Judas Tragedy

Because we are in the season of Lent, we take a warning from Judas. Judas’ betrayal of Jesus was awful and that he betrayed the Lord using a kiss, a sign of deep love and friendship, as a signal for betrayal was pure hypocrisy.  Yet, Judas cast himself into a greater tragedy. Judas had been […]

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Don’t Give up Protein in Your 20s

The decade when we are in our twenties is very important and fun.  It is a time of discovery, developing and growing as individuals, and for some, as new families. During our 20s we would never think about living those ten years only eating carbs and no protein.  We need the strength to discover, develop […]

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Learn to Ride a Camel

Our culture and Israel’s culture at Jesus’ day or earlier are very different. We have cellphones, computers, and TV.  They had access to vellum and ink or papyrus paper. We have cars, trains, and planes.  They had horses, camels, donkeys, and feet. We live in very different times from those of the Biblical writers in […]

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The Many Failures of Satan

One of the parables that Jesus tells is about men who rent a vineyard (Matthew 21:33-42).  The renters had agreed to pay the owner with a portion of the harvest as their rent.  When the time came to give the owner’s servant a portion of the harvest, the renters refused.  Some servants the renters beat […]

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Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow

After we determine the spiritual results we want …   After we decide what we wish to reap… After we have chosen which dog we want to feed and turn loose in our life … now, …Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow. We honestly need to meditate upon the LORD’s will in our life.  […]

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Willfully Sow Godly Character

Another central component to sowing to please our sinful nature or our godly nature is whether we approach life with thought and will for using our godly character or the character of the sinful nature.  Our character, which is the basis of who we are, will lead to corresponding actions.  From that character we will […]

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Invade Your Normal World with the LORD.

Every day we take part in the world – thoughts about money, deliberations about our job, schedule, food, car repairs, home repairs, improvements and plans.    All those thoughts are normal, but the constant drone of the world in our hearts becomes a spirit numbing whine. We have a hard time remembering the LORD with the […]

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Every cook knows that the quality of your ingredients will make a huge difference in what you prepare. The General Manager of a sports team knows to hire the best players to win more games. A contractor who uses inferior materials will construct inferior buildings. The rock band, lead guitarist, who hires a bunch of […]

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Where to Start the Map

In the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Indiana and his friends were seeking Jesus’ grail.  They had an ancient map that was incomplete.  Specifically, it was missing the starting place.  All of the map’s directions were useless without the proper place to start. In the “map” of our lives and in the “map” […]

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A Man after God’s Own Heart

God states an amazing truth about David, the King. Even though David had sinned, God said to Solomon about David his father, “As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, …  (1 Kings […]

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