Get to Know

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John 17:25-26

John 17:25-26

How do you know you know someone? You get to know them.

“Get to know them.” That’s what we say here in West Virginia. “Get” meaning, spend time with them, talk with them, and develop a relationship. I’m not sure if the rest of the nation says it like that, but that’s what we say (I grew up thinking everyone called a winter hat a “toboggan,” only to learn that actually no one else…

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Oh, my tree!

Oh, my tree! #Christian #Jesus #God #Holyspirit

Oh My TreeWhy is it that people who don’t even believe in Jesus use His name as an expletive? We’ve all heard a non-Christian say: “Oh my God! God! Jesus! Jesus Christ! Or any of the popular variations: Jeez! Gosh! OMG!”

If you think this whole existence is random and that there is no Creator, why use His name at all? Why not use some other word or name?

If you worship science, why not shout: “Galileo! or…

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Job 42

Job 42

Wouldn’t it be nice just to skip to Job 42?

Instead, we gotta complain. We gotta whine. We gotta give God our 2 cents on the matter. We call a buddy and have them confirm that we’ve got it bad. Then we definitely feel the need to enlighten the All -powerful Creator of the known universe with the way we would’ve done it.

Job did that. He had finally had enough. Job said enough of the boils…

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And Peter

Mark 16:7

Mark 16:7

Two of the sweetest and tender words in the Bible are “and Peter.” What’s so loving about those words? It is actually a special message. It is a special message meant to comfort Peter.

In typical Peter fashion, he had been the first to defend his loyalty and the first to discard it. He boasted the loudest (I would die first!) and fell the hardest (3 times?). If Peter was…

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Self Entitlement

Luke 17:7-10

Luke 17:7-10

Ever take your car to the mechanic and he fixed it? Did he ask for a tip? Did he want your praise and adoration?

Of course not. He was just doing his job. He was supposed to fix it. He was not going above and beyond.

Teachers and business owners will tell you that the biggest problem they face today is the self-entitled student or worker. The people who feel they are owed something…

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God’s Kindness

Romans 2:4

Romans 2:4

If you owe someone something, aren’t you more likely to avoid them? You don’t want to run into them and be reminded of the debt you owe. It embarrasses you to know you haven’t repaid them. The debt is always hanging over your head. It becomes a burden. It becomes awkward.

If someone has a free gift for you aren’t you more likely to seek them out? You want to find them and get the…

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Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another Mother

Brother From Another MotherAre you my brother? Or are you my brother from another mother? Is your mother Sarah or Hagar?

God promised Sarah a child. His name was to be Isaac. So she waited. And waited. Finally she got frustrated with waiting and took matters into her own hands. Sarai offered a surrogate; her Egyptian bondwoman, Hagar. Hagar produced a son, his name was Ishmael.

Just as God promised, Sarah became pregnant…

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Still There Is Room

Ah, the Parable of the Dinner: both tragic and majestic! You have the invite in your hand. Will you be by the fire in the warm banquet hall or will you be outside in the rain looking through the window as your stomach growls?

A man is having a big dinner and invites many. The time comes for the dinner and he tells his staff to send the word. However, the worker returns reporting that all the…

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The Gospel in a Nutshell #God #Jesus #HolySpirit #Christian

The Gospel in a Nutshell #God #Jesus #HolySpirit #Christian

1 Cor. 15:4

1 Cor. 15:4

If you had to sum up the Good News of the Gospel, what would it be? What would you say?

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” I Cor. 15:4.

There you go, the Gospel in a nutshell.

May God’s Love be with…

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Jethro’s Council #God #Jesus #HolySpirit #ChurchLeadership #Christian

Jethro’s Council #God #Jesus #HolySpirit #ChurchLeadership #Christian

Exodus 18

Exodus 18

Ever feel burned out? Ever feel like you are trying to do everything and it’s finally catching up to you? Imagine being Moses!

In Exodus 18, Moses went to visit with his wife’s father, Jethro. Moses told Jethro all about what God was doing for the Israelites. They both glorified God. They visited and they enjoyed each other’s company. The next day, Moses sat to judge the people. As was…

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