Lord, I want to be like you.

He strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one. When the disciples heard Jesus say, “Do not tell anyone what you know,” they must have been surprised.   Over and over again, they saw Jesus teach and perform awe-inspiring miracles.   Over and over again, they saw crowds of people hanging on his every word. Surely the people already knew that Jesus was a great teacher, a prophet, and a miracle worker.   Now that he had plainly told his apostles...

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Blessed is the Lord 

 Blessed is the Lord It is easy to overlook the village women of Bethlehem in the Book of Ruth.   They appear only briefly at the beginning and the end of the story, but their presence carries an important message for us. On the surface, their role is simply to welcome Naomi back to Bethlehem after the death of her husband and then to congratulate her upon the birth of her long-awaited grandson.   It seems like a small thing, but the backstory...

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You shall love

You shall LOVE Jesus certainly caught the Pharisees by surprise. Instead of answering their question with a lengthy dissertation on the Law and a detailed explanation of the greatest commandment, he kept it simple.   He did not focus on the “don’ts”—don’t worship idols, don’t work on the Sabbath, don’t kill or steal or lie.   Instead, Jesus drew out the heart of the Law.   DO LOVE! What a marvelous way for each of us to make decisions!   “Will...

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Come and see

Come and See Can you hear the excitement in Philip’s voice as he goes to find Nathanael?   “We have found him!   We have found him!”   And yet Nathanael, also known as Bartholomew, is not altogether ready to share in the enthusiasm.   “Really? You expect me to believe that the Messiah is from a backwoods town like Nazareth?” As Nathanael came to get a closer look, Jesus looked into his heart.   He did not rebuke him for being a skeptic or for...

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You are hired

“You’re hired!” These words are music to the ears of anyone who is unemployed.   It means your talents and skills are valued.   It is a chance to be productive and, of course, financially rewarded! God wants to hire you today as well.   “You too go into my vineyard”.   No matter what “hour” of life you’re in, he is sending you into the world to spread the good news of Jesus’ love.   And in the end, you will be rewarded a hundredfold. But even...

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Quote of the Month – October 2, 2017

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” — Ralph Marston

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