Friend of Sinners

Of all the many names and titles affixed to Jesus throughout His ministry, this one might be the sweetest—and the most controversial. It was not bestowed as a compliment, and the people who gave Him this name were not admiring Him for it. They said, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of […]

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The Journey Is Too Much for You

In the story of your life you will have moments when the journey is too much for you. Not in a metaphorical or an emotionally descriptive sense, but in a real, literal one. There are times in our lives when we are not able to carry on.   This is true for everyone, even for […]

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I Don’t Care…Now I Care

Blind Bartimaeus: “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The crowd: “Shut up! Don’t bother the teacher.” Jesus: “Bring him to me.” The crowd: “Great news, Bartimaeus! Jesus is asking for you.” Have you ever laughed at this moment from Mark 10:46-49? Have you ever chuckled or scoffed with just a twinge of self-righteousness […]

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Meanwhile We Groan

“Meanwhile we groan.” The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church in Corinth when he was sharing with them about the ultimate, eternal life that we are destined for in Christ. He wrote of an “eternal house in heaven not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1) and then he said, “Meanwhile we groan.” […]

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