One word for 2011 – disciple

For the past three years, I have chosen three words to provide some direction. It has been a great exercise. And for the first two years, it was very helpful. This last year, however,  I realized that three words are two too many for me. I am too easily confused. I forget them. And, in […]

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follow me.

Matthew could have made it complicated. Matthew could have made it clear. Matthew is telling the story of his own decision to follow Jesus. He could have provided lots of background about what his life had been like, what his business practices were. He could have provided us with pictures of his heart, his soul, […]

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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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