That Time When Jesus Said We’re Better Off Without Him

 

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Image of Dove via Jacques Caffin – with permission.

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You Harm Yourself When You Do This: Suffering Part 2

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Don’t Be Scandalized When This Happens

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“I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.”

John 16:1-4

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Joseph’s 5 Steps To Avoid Temptation: Genesis 39

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, Simone Contarini, Italian, about 1640 (Photo Credit: AlainTruong.com)

Today I started reading Drew Dyck’s excellent book Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets of Self Control from the Bible and Brain Science (A guide for sinners, quitters, and procrastinators). And tomorrow I’m going to NBA Summer League with my nephew Kassidy, so inspired by Drew Dyck, here’s one from the archives: Continue reading

Can God Use Even Me? (Another setback in my quest to love like Jesus)

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“I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.”

Exodus 3:3

Another Setback In My Quest To Love Like Jesus

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Things I Heard In Church: Smooth Sailing Doesn’t Mean You’re In God’s Will

 

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Bullies, Bitterness, and Forgiveness

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“Unoffended”: Zombies, Bad Intentions, And People Who Love Like Jesus

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“If you loved me, you would have rejoiced”

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