Exhortation

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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Genesis 19:1-30 (HCSB) The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah 19 The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground 2 and said, “My lords, turn aside to your servant’s house, wash your feet, and spend the […]

What NOT to love

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1 John 2:15-17 (HCSB) A Warning about the World 15 Do not love the world or the things that belong to[a] the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 16 For everything that belongs to[b] the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is […]

Battling the Bigger Barn Syndrome

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The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 “Friend,”[d] He said to him, “who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?”15 He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 Then […]

The Truth About Forgiveness

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Matthew 18 Who Is the Greatest? 18 At that time[a] the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 Then He called a child to Him and had him stand among them. 3 “I assure you,” He said, “unless you are converted[b] and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like […]

Reflecting Jesus

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Matthew 25:13-46 13 “Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.[a] The Parable of the Talents 14 “For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them. 15 To one he gave five talents;[b] to another, two; and to another, one—to each according […]

Priority

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Matthew 6:19-33 (HCSB) God and Possessions 19 “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures[a] on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is […]

The Father’s Heart

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Luke 15:1-10 (HCSB) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to Him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them!” 3 So He told them this parable: 4 “What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the […]

Faith that Demands Response

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John 4:46-54 (HCSB) The Second Sign: Healing an Official’s Son 46 Then He went again to Cana of Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. There was a certain royal official whose son was ill at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and pleaded with Him to […]