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Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)

Humility is a virtue that we usually commend in others. We, on the other hand, are more likely to defend ourselves rather than humble ourselves. We are quick to justify ourselves and our actions because we don’t want to admit our faults. In Philippians, Paul wants the church in Philippi to have a joyful faith… Continue reading Exhortation to Humble Service (Philippians 2:1-11)

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To Live is Christ (Philippians 1:19-26)

In a recent survey of the most common phobias (fears), a few of the most common are: Mysophobia—Fear of Germs, Acrophobia—fear of heights, Ophidiophobia —fear of snakes, and Arachnophobia—fear of spiders. What isn’t always at the top of the list but should be is Thanatophobia—fear of death because the main reason we are afraid of… Continue reading To Live is Christ (Philippians 1:19-26)

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Charity that is Pleasing to God (Matthew 6:1-4)

Have you heard about the recipe for misery? Chas Kingsley once said, “If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself; about what you want, what you like; what respect people ought to pay you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make misery for yourself… Continue reading Charity that is Pleasing to God (Matthew 6:1-4)

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Me, Myself, and I! (Mark 9:35)

Have you ever heard someone say: “There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians”? If so, they are saying that there are too many people who want to be leaders and not enough people who are willing to be followers. In Mark 9, Jesus’ followers were arguing about who was the greatest. Jesus told… Continue reading Me, Myself, and I! (Mark 9:35)

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Beware of Cheap Imitations (Luke 13:10-17)

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  That may or may not be true.  Sometimes imitation can be good.  I am thankful for some imitations such as “generics” (medication, food, etc.) because they usually imitate the real product well for a fraction of the cost.  Sometimes, however, imitation is not… Continue reading Beware of Cheap Imitations (Luke 13:10-17)

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Rejoice in the Harvest (Luke 10:4-11; 17-20)

The Context In verses 1-3, we read that Jesus sent followers “into every town and place where He Himself was about to go” (1).  He prepared them for the importance of the mission by saying, “The harvest is plentiful” (2).  He prepared them for the difficulty of the mission by saying “the laborers are few”… Continue reading Rejoice in the Harvest (Luke 10:4-11; 17-20)