What does it mean to you that Jesus is alive? How does His aliveness impact you today? As I consider these questions, I am struck with a desire to know the answers in a deeper way.  I know that He’s alive. I know that Jesus is the pinnacle of all Creation, the highest Being, and …

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He Did Not Have a Home

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“Do not be surprised , brethren, if the world hates you.” -1 John 3:13  We were made to live lives that confound the world.  Jesus did.  He did it with the simple grace of a humble carpenter but the resolute strength of a king.  Jesus dismayed the world because 1) He was not of the world …

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“Do not be sluggish, but be imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12 It is common to consider “patience” as a passive term. For many, patience is synonymous with words like “waiting,” “long-suffering,” and “excruciating, painful torture.”  As one who is notoriously “bad” at the virtue of patience, when I …

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David was just a young shepherd boy, the youngest of eight sons, forgotten and unseen by his father.  It’s easy to imagine his days in the fields, silent and slow, in time with the steady rhythm of the sun across the sky.  But as he learned to shepherd his flock of sheep, David learned to …

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