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A lump of clay or a piece of pottery?

“I certainly didn’t create the talent.  It was something that was given to me like a piece of clay that I had to discover and mold.” Mark Spoelstra had a pretty simple philosophy of life. God gives us incredible gifts … Continue reading

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Following Jesus 101

Love your enemies Pray for those who persecute you If someone forces you to go one mile, go two If someone takes your shirt, give him your coat, too If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other … Continue reading

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It’s still all about Jesus

All last week Jesus was our theme. It was to be a reminder that it’s always all about Jesus. We are so easily sidetracked onto other things. We nod our heads that it’s all about Jesus but then suddenly we … Continue reading

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‘Do you know Jesus?’

It’s all about Jesus. Let’s simplify and clarify the religious playing field in this country. It’s easy to do. It’s Jesus, or something else. It’s Jesus, or it’s religion. It’s Jesus, or it’s politics. It’s Jesus, or it’s evangelicals do … Continue reading

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The challenge of being a Christian in a world with a Christian subculture

This is a challenging time to be a Christian. There is a big difference between what is culturally Christian and being a Christian in culture.

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Getting Jesus right

Yesterday’s title was “Getting the right Jesus.” This is a little different. Having the right Jesus is one thing. “Getting Jesus right” is something else. It’s all about keeping Jesus in His image, not making Him into ours. This is … Continue reading

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Getting the right Jesus

When God moves upon a generation, divisions dissolve. Denominations become irrelevant. All that matters is: Do you know Jesus? Jesus is the central figure in the church, in the Bible, and, indeed, in all of human history. We calculate the … Continue reading

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You are a hero of the faith

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the … Continue reading

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