Monthly Archives: September 2013

100% Jesus – 56

From yesterday – We live in a paradoxical time in church ministry.  There is a place for excellence because the people we are trying to reach for Christ are picky eaters.  It is important that we humble ourselves as believers … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 55

It all looks good      It’s funny how we become less finicky when we are truly hungry and thirsty, and in turn how much more full we feel when we learn to appreciate what is put before us.  My grandfather and … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 54

It seems we are prone to compartmentalize our various appetites in life and relegate the spiritual kind to an optional status.  As long as people are eating and drinking, we aren’t alarmed if they don’t seem to be seeking God.  … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 53

Isn’t all bread important for life?  In our culture of mega food marts it is easy to forget about impoverished people for whom a meager allotment of rice or grain truly is a matter of life and death.  Since people … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 52

Finding Fulfillment I try to stay away from appetizers.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have no trouble devouring a large fried onion or a heaping bowl of chips with salsa.  But if I overdo things, I can easily fill up … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 51

The Hunger and Thirst  Hunger and thirst are so common to our existence we instinctively assign them certain behaviors.  The logic is pretty simple: If we are hungry, we eat.  If we are thirsty, we drink.  But the closer we … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 50

Is Religion the same as Righteousness? Religion and righteousness are not exclusive of one another.  It is possible to be religious and righteous or righteous and religious.  But before we explore these relationships, it might be helpful to consider some … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 49

Living Religiously In the Appalachian Mountains where my father grew up, when people turned from a life of sin to follow Jesus, it was said they “got religion.”  “Getting” religion involved more than a mere profession of faith.  New believers … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 48

Pursue the joyful path of meekness.  In the process, don’t lose the drive God has put in you to use your gifts and your time on earth to the fullest.  At times, the gentle spirit of the Lord, who loves … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 47

When we seek God’s will above all else, and humbly submit to His authority, we are able to participate in His inheritance.  In matters of salvation we are co-heirs with His Son Jesus because we have put our souls in … Continue reading

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