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Only :: Five Minute Friday

Dec 8th, 2017 Five Minute Friday

We Christians, by definition, are believers. We believe in God. We believe the Bible is His Living Word. We believe Jesus Christ is the son of God. We believe in his human life, death, and resurrection. We believe he will come again. We believe in the Holy Spirit and His constant and guiding presence our lives. And the list goes on…

But do we “only believe”?

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Dec 1st, 2017 Five Minute Friday

“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them” (Luk 15:1-2 ESV). //These scriptures convict me because often, I am like the Pharisee. I judge people. I try to assess whether they are worthy of my company or my children’s company. I don’t think I am the…

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Worth: Five Minute Friday

Jun 17th, 2017 Five Minute Friday

Often, like Martha, we want to be the best. We want to offer the best accommodations, serve the best food, and be the best hostess. But what is our goal? Are we feeding our pride? What if we just offered enough, sandwiches instead of a seven-course meal, and then used the rest of the time to sit at the feet of Jesus and take in everything he wants to give us? What do we have to give him anyway? Do we think extra service will win us extra salvation or justify us more than someone else?

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Future :: Five Minute Friday

Jun 2nd, 2017 Five Minute Friday

As part of creation, we are all subjected to God’s curse of death, disease, and decay resulting from the original sin of the first man. In short, we suffer. Either from our own sin or as victims of others’ sin. Even if we could claim sinlessness, we still decay away, sickening from disease and submitting to death (which is exactly what Christ did! His body was afflicted as he died from crucifixion).

But we children of God have hope. Not only do we share in Christ’s suffering, but we also share in his glory.