Tag Archives: keep on keepin’ on

Think Like Jesus, Live For God

For them, to not blend in was as good as putting a target on their back. To live like citizens of a heavenly kingdom was to increasingly be at odds with the kingdom around them. To stand out from the … Continue reading

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A Full-Time Job

They pursued Him not because of who He was, but because of how they had benefited from what He did. They were among the more than five thousand fed on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Those who … Continue reading

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Stay

“It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.” No Dickens, but surely it was the tale of one city, Jerusalem. Because King Zedekiah has decided to take a stand against the Babylonians, Jerusalem had fallen. After … Continue reading

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That Grace That Is Yet To Come

Peter writes to the “elect exiles”–those driven from their homes by persecution. They were those of “the Dispersion”–the going had gotten tough and it had forced them to get going. They were on the run for their faith. They were … Continue reading

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Be Patient

The “brothers” thrice addressed in James 5:7-12 are the righteous poor of James 5:1-6 — that’s what the “therefore” is there for in verse 7. They are James’ fellow believers who have been defrauded by the rich who have withheld … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Ups and Downs

At first read, you give your head a shake and then go back for a second read. And then you realize this guy is flip-flopping like a fish outta water. Or, as my friend used to say, emotionally he’s up … Continue reading

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Remaining Steadfast and Loving Him

Chewing on steadfastness this morning thanks to James. To remain, to persevere, to endure–something to be desired, if even at great cost. That’s why James says we should “count it all joy” when we encounter “trials of various kinds.” . … Continue reading

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