Leaving the Lazy Boy

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We might seek relaxation, comfort and safety. We might even buy a Lazy Boy Chair. But Jesus calls us away from all that. God’s Kingdom is filled with adventure but will we leave the comfort behind and follow Jesus?

Watering Hole

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Every one of God’s creatures needs water. We certainly know that we can’t survive in the desert for long without water. In a similar way we need the “Living Water” that Jesus offers. Yet, we often choose to drink from other sources which pollute our soul. So where is you watering hole?

Family Feud: Legacy

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Family-Feud---Legacy

Legacy is a powerful force in families. Our parent’s and grandparent’s choices can profoundly effect us. In the Bible there is power in the example of Esau and Jacob’s conflict which gives direction to Joseph when there is serious conflict in his family. Are these powerful forces at work in your family? Are you aware of how they can direct your choices?

Family Feud: Family Fights

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All families have some conflict. When conflict inevitably arises people respond differently to it. Some ways are effective and some increase the conflict and damage done to the family. The book of James has a powerful tool that will lessen conflict in your family.

Family Feud: Who Wants Control?

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The Apostle Paul told women they should submit to their husbands. And sometimes this thought has been used as a way to gain power in a relationship. This is far from what Paul intended. So what if submitting doesn’t mean what you think it means

New & Improved: Easter

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It had been a treacherous week. The Disciples ate the last meal with Jesus on Thursday and followed him to the garden to pray. Then there was the arrest, trial and torture of Jesus followed by his crucifixion. The Disciples were grieved and shocked by the progression of events. They knew that everything was over. All they had planned and hoped for would never happen. But then a new day started with an empty tomb.

New & Improved: Instead of Doubts

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The Disciples doubted. John the Baptist expressed his doubt when he asked Jesus, “are you the one?” We have our doubts. Thankfully Jesus didn’t reject those who doubted. Instead He encouraged them to stick around and develop their faith. How do we handle our doubts?