Taking the Punishment

The Bible does not skirt the issue of sin’s consequences. Breaking the United States’ penal code means you will be punished according to that law, and breaking God’s law requires repercussions.

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The Poor in Spirit

Whether this passage means humility leads to true spiritual happiness or that depending on wealth and possessions will cause us to miss the greatest possession, this poverty certainly points to a deep need for God’s guidance. Do you want to be blessed? Do you want to possess the kingdom of God? How can we be poor in spirit?

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

As an older brother, I’ve always felt responsible for my “little” brother. I’m the only one allowed to bother him, right? Now he’s grown up, responsible for himself and his family. Does that mean I’m no longer his keeper? Do I still have a degree of responsibility to him? Maybe some relationships involve more accountability than others.

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Fishers of Men?

I find it much easier to learn something, no matter the degree of difficulty, by watching and mimicking an expert. Do you want to attract people to God, His word, His standard of conduct? Live it! Do it! Be followers of Jesus, be with followers of Jesus, and we can make more followers of Jesus

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Trick or Treat?

I can’t help but think of the way sin crouches at the door like a predator waiting to pounce. It’s a trick the devil loves to play. Should we be so surprised that sin is lying in wait for us though?

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I Pledge Allegiance

Jesus made his allegiance crystal clear by saying, “Be gone, Satan!” Can we be that bold? If I ask you about your favorite football team, you can tell me. If I degrade the school or college you attend, you will passionately correct me.

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