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Use It or Lose It

Mark 10:35-45      Unless you use your gifts and talents in service to others, you may lose them.      A great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, gave his violin, an incredible instrument, to the city of his birth—Genoa, Italy. He established one … Continue reading

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Promote Love, Not Religion

Matthew 23:1-12 Aramaic scholar, Neil Douglas Klotz says that the word “woe” from a Semitic language viewpoint is a cry of alarm or warning in the context of being cut off from the sacred flow of life. Jesus wasn’t warning … Continue reading

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Finding and Losing Your Life

Matthew 10:24-39       He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life because of me will find it. As you might guess, I have a few changes to this biblical translation after looking at the … Continue reading

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“Lazarus, Freed from Death”

John 11:1-41                                                                    It’s not very often that you and I have the opportunity to liken ourselves to a dead man. The stories in the Bible are about you and me and our relationship to God. Most of the explanations … Continue reading

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Is There Life After Death?

  Luke 20:27-38      My father always said marriage is a wonderful institution, that is, as long as you don’t mind living in an institution.     There are many truisms about marriage: Married men live longer than single men, or … Continue reading

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Choose Life, Choose Growth

       I took this picture of a nesting dove several years ago when I went to visit a homebound member. Why did it choose to bring forth life in this odd place? When I found the picture today, I … Continue reading

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Is Giving Something I Must Do For Life?

       Every morning on my way in to work, I pass this tree. It’s kind of pitiful looking, isn’t it? Yet it’s also beautiful. A portion of it was damaged in the ice storm of 2009. And it has … Continue reading

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Make Like a Tree and Repent

  Trees can teach people much about life, and they can help us repent. First, let’s look at why it’s good for a tree to repent. Have you ever wondered if trees express melancholy? Like “I wish we could go back … Continue reading

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