Tag Archives: following Jesus

Being Liked; February 26, 2019


John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” In the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus doesn’t beat around the bush because He knows He doesn’t have time for that; this is his last chance … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; August 31, 2018


Acts 20:20-21 “You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; July 3, 2018


John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Mary is a good example to us in a number of ways, and here she gives some of the best advice ever: “do whatever Jesus says.” I … Continue reading

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April 3, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have preached on this verse many times, but it still hits me … Continue reading

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October 17, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have always preferred Luke’s rendition of this famous teaching of Jesus over … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015


1 Corinthians 16:8-9 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. One thing Paul was not was a wimp. He didn’t … Continue reading

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May 25, 2015


Mark 10:52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. There is a difference between the Japanese and the NIV that jumps out at me. Where the NIV says … Continue reading

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