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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Are You Burning Wick Instead of Oil?

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” (Matthew 11:28-29, The Message) We all have times […]

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