Category Archives: lordship

Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine? [Friendship]

“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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Simply Mary at Jesus’ Feet, [Desire]

We see Mary three times in the gospels, and each time she is in the same posture — “at Jesus’ feet.” When we have our first glimpse within the Bethany home, we find Martha in her characteristic attitude– working and … Continue reading

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We Are Only Amazing, Together [Plea for Unity]

“That’s how it is with us. There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another.” Romans 12:5, CEV When we follow Jesus, we will not make any … Continue reading

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The Hidden Smile of God, [Discovery]

  Imagine for just a moment, you can actually see the face of God. Is He…? angry, seething with a vindictive hostility rolling His eyes, amused, maybe a bit perplexed disturbed, frustrated, ready to give up on you not looking at … Continue reading

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Everything is About Jesus, [Completely]

The Gospel of John describes a wonderful image of the vineyard— branches and vine. This illustrates our relationship with Jesus.  We must abide and remain in him to be fruitful.  He is the vine, and we, we are merely the … Continue reading

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Can a Mother Forget? [Love]

“Yet Jerusalem says, “The Lord has deserted us;  the Lord has forgotten us.” Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child?  Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible,      I would … Continue reading

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Evaluating Jesus Truly, [CS Lewis]

“The Difference Jesus Makes,”  from C.S. Lewis What are we to make of Jesus Christ? This question…has, in a sense, a frantically comic side. For the real reason is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He … Continue reading

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