Tag Archives: Jesus

Restoring glory to the ordinary

Have you noticed how easily discontentment destroys joy and gratitude? I fear that the repeated emphasis on being radical for God can also give people the misguided feeling that the ordinary is either boring or some form of compromise. Let’s restore glory to the ordinary! Continue reading

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Why so many names?

The New Testament uses more than 100 titles for Jesus. Why so many titles? Choose one name each day and mediate on the meaning. This would be a great way to worship Christ and get to know Him better. Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

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A gospel-postured self-image

What can we learn about self-esteem from these people? Or, What does a godly disposition or perspective look like? Moses (Exodus 3:11, 4:10-11) Gideon (Judges 6:15) David (I Chronicles 29:13-16) Isaiah (Isaiah 6:5) Amos (Amos 7:14-15) Job (Job 42:6) Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:28-37) … Continue reading

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A Doxology to Jesus Christ– to Him be glory!

John did not allow his difficult circumstances to dictate his belief in the love of Christ for him. Rather, he saw what we need to see: that in the death of Christ on the cross we have an active, historic, objective evidence of God’s love that is as real and yet greater than all the tragedies of life that seem to deny His love for us. Continue reading

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