Carry on

[Matthew 4:12-17] When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. It sounds like running away. John had been by the Jordan River. He was on the end of that river closest to Jerusalem. Closest to the authorities. Closest to the people in power that he was attacking. John got […]

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practicing what you . . .

I told you to do something. I almost didn’t do it myself. I told you to write something from Sunday on a 3×5 card. One truth. One idea. One …something…that you wanted to remember, to make part of your life. And then, I almost didn’t do it myself. I looked at all the thoughts from […]

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Single steps

Yesterday you may have been in a church building. You may have taught a class. You may have taken a long walk outside and looked up at the sky. You may have spent time with your family. You may have talked to God. You may have written some notes. You may have read the best […]

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Descriptive

[Matthew 3:4-5] We want to know what to do. Some of us, anyway, when we become part of a group or we have a new identity or we are starting fresh, we want to know what to do. We want to know what the rules are, what it takes to fit in, to measure up. […]

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Do something.

(Matthew 3: 1-4) The first word that John (the baptizer) says, as recorded by Matthew anyway, is ‘repent.’ I’m guessing that it wasn’t the first word he ever spoke, mind you. John was fully human. He would have done and said everything that a child says and does. But John grew up knowing that he […]

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