Category Archives: lordship

Worship is All that Really Matters

“Jesus replied, “Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.”  Mark 2:19 This whole idea of celebrating is often at odds with religious sensibilities.  “Too much liberty and … Continue reading

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Bearing One Another Up

And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Mark 2:3 Sociologists are quick to point out that the healthiest people mentally and physically, are those who are functionally aware of others.  These people often find themselves in … Continue reading

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The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength,     always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come     and the mountains crumble into the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2, NLT [David says,] “Fear and trembling overwhelm me,     and … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Being Job

One of the most intriguing characters in the Bible is Job. Tempted and accused, ignored and maligned– he maintained a faith in God’s goodness when hell wanted to destroy him. His goodness should not be questioned oe diminished. “In the land of … Continue reading

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He Was at Home

“A few days later, when Jesus came back to Capernaum, the news spread that he was at home.”  Mark 2:1 You can’t hide the presence of Jesus.  There is a ‘built-in’ need for Him in the hearts of men and … Continue reading

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Riding the Underground with Jesus

“And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.’ Mark 6:31, ESV Our Savior would never drive us … Continue reading

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Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody This can be a … Continue reading

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