Archive for March, 2009

Mar
31

Servant-Friendship

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Don Tack wanted to know what life was like for homeless people. So he concealed his identity and went to live on the streets of his city. He found out that food and shelter were offered by many organizations. At one shelter he could spend the night if he listened to a sermon beforehand. He appreciated the guest speaker’s message and wanted. . .

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Mar
30

Does God Care?

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One dreadful year, three of my friends died in quick succession. My experience of the first two deaths did nothing to prepare me for the third. I could do little but cry. . . .

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Mar
29

Unclean? Be Cleansed!

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As I read Mark 1:40-45, I imagine the following scene: . . .

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Mar
29

March 29, 2009

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It is Time to Be Cross-Eyed
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Scripture: Mark 15:15-41

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Mar
28

Resolve

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I once decorated a notebook with definitions of the words idea, thought, opinion, preference, belief, and conviction to remind myself that they do not mean the same thing. The temptation to elevate an opinion to the level of a conviction can be strong, but doing so is wrong, as we learn from Romans 14. . . .

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Mar
27

Have You Left A Tip?

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The practice of tipping is commonly accepted in many countries. But I wonder: Has this courtesy influenced our attitude toward giving money to the church? . . .

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Mar
26

I’m Innocent!

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All of the students at a school in Florida—2,550 in total—were in trouble. A message system notified every parent that their child (or children) had detention that weekend for bad behavior. Many kids pleaded their innocence, yet some parents . . .

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