Epilogue (from the soon to be released book: Love Like Jesus)

Holding Moms HandToday’s post is the last from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 31: Love Like Jesus–Jesus And Your Resurrection. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

Epilogue

Inspiration for this short passage of fiction was drawn mainly from three sources: James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead, Luke 11:5-13 (which I would encourage you to read before reading this epilogue), and my wife Kathy and my personal experiences caring for her mom during the last nine months of her battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

There was a time when I had earned my mother-in-law’s lasting enmity. And I felt the same about her. It was so bad that

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Love Like Jesus–Jesus And Your Resurrection: Chapter 31

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 30: Love Like Jesus–Die Like Jesus. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Ephesians 5:14

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Love Like Jesus–Die Like Jesus: Chapter 30

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 29: Surviving A Life Of Loving Like Jesus. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

“. . . nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 26:39

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Surviving A Life Of Loving Like Jesus: Chapter 29

 

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 28: Love Like Jesus — Fast Like Jesus. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. But passing through their midst, he went away.

(Mark 2:16-17)

Surviving Power

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Love Like Jesus–Fast Like Jesus: Chapter 28

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 27: Love Like Jesus — Make Friends With Money. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

“The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.”

Luke 5:35

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Love Like Jesus–Make Friends With Money: Chapter 27

Use Unrighteous Wealth To Make Friends CroppedToday’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 26: Love Like Jesus — Open The Door To Heaven. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Luke 16:14

 

 

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Things I Heard In Church: The 3 Keys To Surviving Suffering

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I have found this to be true:

“Faith, complete humility, and absolute surrender are what carry us through suffering.”

–Joel Stephens

 

Notes:

From my notes on Joel Stephens’s excellent teaching. Heard on July 8, 2018 at Foundation Bible Fellowship, Ashland, OR

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Love Like Jesus–Open The Door To Heaven: Chapter 26

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 25: Love Like Jesus — Forgiveness And Paralysis. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.”

Matthew 23:13

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Love Like Jesus–Forgiveness And Paralysis: Chapter 25

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAToday’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 24: Love Like Jesus — Calm The Storm. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” — he then said to the paralytic — “Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home.

Matthew 9:2-7

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Love Like Jesus–Calm The Storm: Chapter 24

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 23: Love Like Jesus — Even If It Disrupts Your Sabbath. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:37-39

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