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Pointing People to Christ

“This is a wonderful example of how God changes lives. When Paul was sensitive to the moment, when he made himself available to be used by God, and when the crippled man put his faith in the power of God, then God worked a miracle! God wants to do big things in and through his…

Valuing the Ones God Loves

“Our Lord explains how heaven rejoices at the arrival of one lost sinner back into the house of God. This hope drives Jesus to pursue the lost, to look for them as one would a lost sheep or coin. The parables also explain why Jesus urges those alongside the prodigals to receive them with open…

Sharing Life to Give Life

“There can be no maturity in the spiritual life, no obedience in following Jesus, no wholeness in the Christian life, apart from an immersion in, and embrace of community. I am not myself by myself.”       —Eugene Peterson   24 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let…

Dare to Touch

“Proximity to Christ does not necessarily imply appropriation.”   —F.B. Meyer   “A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years—a long succession of physicians had treated her, and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before—had heard about Jesus. She slipped in from behind and touched…