Understanding Jesus isn’t really possible outside of surrender #holyweek

This morning, reading our daily devotional together, Rebekah and I came across the following passage I'd like to share. The section of the book reflects on our journey through Holy Week on the road from Palm Sunday to Easter. The scripture comes from Luke 20: So they watched Jesus and sent spies who pretended to …

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love – poured out, running over

[Jesus said] "Give love and mercy the same as your Father gives love and mercy. Don't judge others, and God will not judge you. Don’t condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give to others, and you will receive. You will be given much. It will …

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It’s the end of the world as we know it…

But of course that’s why Jesus came – this is why Jesus comes. It needs to be “the end of the world as we know it.” The world as we know it is lost, broken, tearing itself apart; full with greed and avarice; defined by everything that stands in opposition to hope, peace, joy, and love.

feeding Jesus

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. - Luke 24:13-35 Good morning, friends! It's been a busy weekend, loaded with challenge (lost glasses, crashed computers, poison-ivy...), opportunity …

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The morning light from heaven! Advent day 1

"Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” - Luke 1:78-79 Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent, of course, is the season of getting-ready-for-Christmas. …

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for fathers NOT in heaven (“harassed” is our name)

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. Give us each day …

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Angels as singing telegram; The day God sent the whole choir!

 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:26-28) And …

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Mary: “Let it be with me according to your word.” (Advent Day 4)

This week's video-post is up-and-running. Click here! It's Day Four of Advent and we're still introducing some of the main characters. Today I'd like us to think about Mary. Mary is - in my opinion - one of the most consistently misrepresented characters in The Greatest Story Ever Told. Catholicism tends to place her on a …

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