Tag Archives: Sermon on the Mount

Electronic Friendships – Are They Enough?

“It’s better for us to eat a Twinkie with a friend than to eat broccoli alone.” This is a quote I heard recently when studying the idea that God has created us with a connection requirement. Yet our world teaches us superficial love. We’ve become increasingly more self-reliant, depending on no one for anything as […]

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Conduits of Salt and Light

Jesus Teaches about Salt and Light This morning I decided to look up the word conduit. In Webster’s online dictionary, a conduit is a pipe or channel for conveying fluids, such as water. Or it can be a tube or duct for enclosing electric wires or cable. A conduit is a means by which something […]

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Expect a Blessing

I looked up the word expectation in the dictionary and wasn’t surprised by what I found. Expectation is the act or the state of expecting, an expectant mental attitude, something we look forward to, or a prospect of a future good or profit. Christians have expectations. They expect honor, security, prosperity, and freedom from fear. These are called blessings and most believe that they come from God. However, there is […]

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Trials Now, Blessings Later

Charles Stanley, in his Handbook for Christian Living, stated, “Becoming a child of God will cost you nothing because it cost Christ everything. However, becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ could possibly cost a great deal.” In the book of Luke, chapter 6, verses 20-23, Jesus is talking to his disciples. He turns to them […]

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Jesus Gives Instructions for Life

The Beatitudes (Be Attitudes) Matthew 5   3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. […]

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Deep Holy Spirit Breathing

Not too long ago, an older gentleman informed my husband about the healing properties of breathing deeply. He said that you don’t need to breathe like this all the time, but taking a few deep breaths periodically throughout the day helps you absorb more oxygen. More oxygen means your body can work better and you’ll […]

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Knowing, Yet Not Understanding

Life is full of learning, or it had better be, if we want to keep up. Since the Industrial Revolution began, we’ve been on a technological fast-track that, most of the time, boggles the mind. My techie sons know exactly when they’ve lost me. My eyes glaze, not from disinterest but from information overload. Ever […]

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Devastation with Intercession

Recently, a Carnival Cruise ship capsized, leaving 11 dead and some still missing. The people, who went on this cruise, left full of joy, expecting an awesome vacation and many moments of relaxation. Instead, family members are left to mourn, and the surviving passengers have had an experience they’d rather forget than remember. One family […]

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Advocate or Accuser

Not too long ago, I listened to a TV talk show where guests complained about the treatment they’d received in a variety of evangelical churches. They were in counseling because of it. They related how family members had performed an intervention to bring them out of this cultish atmosphere of guilt, hate, and narrow-mindedness. The […]

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Divine Guidance

  I remember the day when I picked up a Bible for the first time. Can you? I looked at the words on those very thin, easily torn pages and wondered. I thought about and pondered on what I read, but nothing made a whole lot of sense. It was as if it had been […]

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