MONDAY MEDITATION: Smelly Discipleship (May 17)

Jesus said, “Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said, “Lord, the smell will be awful! He’s been dead four days.” – John 11:39 Martha, the sister of her dead brother Lazarus, was saying what others were thinking. Jesus had commanded the stone in front of Lazarus’ tomb, in which the body had …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Three Questions Before Retweeting (May 10)

Dear friends, don’t believe every spirit. Test the spirits to see if they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world. – 1 John 4:1 We can modernize what John says in the above warning. “Dear friends, for pity’s sake, DON’T RETWEET every tweet you get. Test them first to see …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: How Many “Likes”? (May 3)

About that time King Herod began to harass some who belonged to the church. He had James, John’s brother, killed with a sword.  When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he arrested Peter as well. – Acts 12:1-3a Herod Antipas followed in his father’s, Herod the Great’s, footsteps. Mean, vengeful, neurotic, violent. He also played to the …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Most Offensive Parable (April 26)

And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” – Matthew 20:11-12 (NRSV) These workers are angry because they’ve been working since dawn and the ones who were …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Misguided Hummingbird (April 12)

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some have wandered away from the faith and have impaled themselves with a lot of pain because they made money their goal. – 1 Timothy 6:10 That phrase, “love of money,” in the original Greek, carries with it the sense of the passionate, emotional attachment you have with a lover. It’s all-consuming. It drives you. …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Oppositional Disorder (March 29)

“Suppose someone among you had one hundred sheep and lost one of them. Wouldn’t he leave the other ninety-nine in the pasture and search for the lost one until he finds it?” – Luke 15:4 Well, not necessarily. It’s according to how stubborn that 100th sheep has been. Does the animal continually get out? Ignore the care …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: There’s Something About Jesus (March 22)

“Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away, they left their nets and followed him. – Matthew 4:19-20 After following Jesus for fifty-plus years, I still can’t figure it out. Why do I take seriously someone who supposedly lived 2,000 years ago? It really doesn’t make sense. The …

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