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Poor me!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Recently, a talk show host mocked the idea that God can speak to us today, calling such claims as a "mental illness." Predictably, many Christians publicly reacted with anger and demands for the host to issue a public apology to the person she had insulted. I suggest a different...

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Tags: anger, apology, grace, insult, rejection

Fasting and Sabbath - Woo Hoo!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Fasting and Sabbath - two habits from the Old Testament that we try really hard to ignore exist prominently in the New Testament. Fasting: Abstaining from a normal staple of life (most often food, if medically safe) for a long enough period to feel its absence, in order to 1) use the...

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Tags: discipline, fasting, sabbath, spiritual

Fishers of Men: Urgent, The Need For Laborers, Part 2

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Matthew 9:35-38 records another instance of Jesus working to make His disciples into fishers of men.   Last week’s lesson comes from Matthew’s observation that Jesus had compassion on the crowds because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, faith, sharing

Fishers of Men: Urgent, the Need for Laborers

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Matthew 9:35-38 records another instance of Jesus working to make His disciples into fishers of men.  Last week’s lesson comes from Matthew’s observation that Jesus had compassion on the crowds because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  This...

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Seeing with Compassion

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Matthew 9:35-38 records two great fishing lessons in these four verses. This week’s lesson was summarized by Matthew after the disciples had observed Jesus as they traveled though the cities and villages of Galilee. Matthew says, “He had compassion on the crowds because they...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, faith, sharing