Monthly Archives: August 2013

100% Jesus – 45

Success and the Meek One of the best ways to clarify our understanding of any character trait is to examine how it was revealed in the ministry of Jesus.  Few people would refute the fact Jesus succeeded in accomplishing everything … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 44

More than by Default Along with misperceptions associated with meekness is a rather fatalistic interpretation of Jesus’ promised reward, “the meek will inherit the earth.”  How can this be? There is a popular notion the earth will be inherited by … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 43

The second sin of apathy strips Christians of the healthy drives God put in them for the purpose of accomplishing His mission.  It is hard to imagine the Apostle Paul shrinking into a corner somewhere to live out his faith … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 42

Misperceptions of Success and the Christian The two aforementioned sins of selfish ambition and apathy have a clear foothold in the modern Christian walk.  These not only lead to all kinds of mischief in our personal lives, but also keep … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 41

Defining Success My great-uncle always seemed happy and he had a way of making me feel important.  During the summer months my grandfather and I fished at his pond, and if he was home we would talk first.  The last … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 40

Although we will be blessed when we mourn, there is no virtue in rushing headlong into sin or personal pain in order to experience the comfort of God.  We should obey the single word found in the Apostle Paul’s warning … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 39

Comforting while Being Comforted Do we have to be fully healed before we reach out to others?  Absolutely not!  Obviously, if we are bleeding profusely from open wounds we need to have our own needs taken care of first.  In … Continue reading

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