Tag Archives: following Jesus

Worship; November 7, 2020


Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. This is a justly famous verse, and the how of … Continue reading

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Bartimaeus; August 7, 2020


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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Commitment; July 11, 2020


Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Just reading Matthew you might think this was Jesus’ first encounter with these men, but John … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 10, 2020


Philippians 2:5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Paul told the Corinthians to “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” (1 Corinthians 11:1) but here he makes it even more direct: we … Continue reading

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Being Liked; February 26, 2019


John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” In the Upper Room Discourse, Jesus doesn’t beat around the bush because He knows He doesn’t have time for that; this is his last chance … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; August 31, 2018


Acts 20:20-21 “You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; July 3, 2018


John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Mary is a good example to us in a number of ways, and here she gives some of the best advice ever: “do whatever Jesus says.” I … Continue reading

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April 3, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have preached on this verse many times, but it still hits me … Continue reading

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October 17, 2017


Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I have always preferred Luke’s rendition of this famous teaching of Jesus over … Continue reading

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September 14, 2015


1 Corinthians 16:8-9 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. One thing Paul was not was a wimp. He didn’t … Continue reading

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