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A Use It or Lose It Thing

That they were struggling is evident. That they were complicit is also evident. To be sure, taking a stand for Jesus within the predominant Jewish community of the first century wasn’t for the faint of heart. While many believed that … Continue reading

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A Premise and A Principle

You need to know the precepts — need to know what’s right and wrong, what you should do and what you shouldn’t do — but I think we’re designed to operate by principles. Case in point, the Ten Commandments. We … Continue reading

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Holding On While Pressing On

The apostle Paul thought it was the grown up way to think. To count all things loss for the sake of Christ. And not just reckon them as lost, but to actually lose all things in order to “gain Christ” … Continue reading

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Christ Formed in You

I don’t know that I am super goal oriented. But on the continuum from “Goal Driven” to “WhatEver”, I’m probably lean more G.D. than W.E. I tend to believe that if you aim for nothing that’s exactly what you’ll hit. … Continue reading

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The Epaphras Prayer

Pray for me. Who doesn’t need to speak those words? But with everything else which seemingly is in more urgent need of divine intervention, often we’re reluctant to ask that we be put on “the list.” And if we were … Continue reading

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A Lovely Prayer

He’s one of those guys we don’t really know much about. His name found only a couple of times in the “credits” of Paul’s letters. The credits–you know, that list of names that scrolls by your eyes as you get … Continue reading

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