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Yippee – There’s Room at the Lord’s Table!

Yippee – There’s Room at the Lord’s Table!

At church this Sunday our family was waiting for our turn to kneel to receive communion/blessing. When there finally was room for us our 3-year old daughter said very enthusiastically “Yippee!” It made us smile but got me thinking about our attitude towards God’s amazing gifts. Do we run to Jesus? Do we shout “Yippee” when there’s room at the Lord’s Table? Are we excited about recieving God’s blessings?  The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them….

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Exhaling Selfishness, Inhaling the Holy Spirit

Exhaling Selfishness, Inhaling the Holy Spirit

Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go” says Alan Redpath. There really is no room for two kings in a kingdom. There is no room for two bosses in your heart, either. Someone must surrender. Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in…

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Compassion – Living Hand in Hand

Compassion – Living Hand in Hand

Compassion makes life beautiful. Compassion makes life worth living. Compassion gives us a glimpse of heaven here on earth. Because God is is the epitome of compassion. If we want to be compassionate we need to become more like him. The fifth spiritual fruit discribed in Galatians 5:22 has traditionally been translated kindness (NIV/NRSV)or gentleness (KJV). The Message uses “a sense of compassion in the heart”. I think it is more provoking than kindness or gentleness. It gives us an…

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