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March 21, 2016

Betrayal is a breakdown in trust. In my experience it represents the worst kind of pain. I think of three particular instances in my life in which I have felt betrayed. All three of these instances changed my life and left their own individual...

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March 20, 2016

The parable of the Good Samaritan is surely one of Jesus’ Top 10. People who know nothing of Christianity still recognize the story: the three religious leaders, each of whom encounters the wounded man on the Jericho Road; the priest and the...

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March 18, 2016

In today’s scripture passage, Paul gives one of his accounts of his encounter with Jesus. He was on his way to Damascus when a heavenly light shone on him. He fell to the ground and heard Jesus calling him. It’s a dramatic moment. “Saul,” Jesus...

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March 17, 2016

One of the gifts of pondering my discipleship as part of the Jesus Movement is the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which I move in Jesus’ name. To whom do I go and why? Might it be to one in the margins who seeks friendship. Might it be to...

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March 16, 2016

“It is good for me to go away.” We so often want Jesus to stay with us, right here and now. We are comfortable in familiar places with the familiar people, but Jesus says, “I must go away so that the Holy Spirit can come.” He must go away so we...

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March 15, 2016

Bartimaeus, the blind man of Jericho, had an incredible faith in Jesus and what He could do for him.  Imagine this man sitting on the floor, begging for help, money, food, etc., you get the picture, right?  Well, this is the same man that had an...

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