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God vs. World

God vs. World

Here are my reflections based on Luke 22:63-23:12, MSG. It is pretty tough to read this text. It feels bad to see how terribly Jesus was treated. It feels bad to think that we are capable to do such horrible things. It feels bad to think that we would turn our backs to Jesus wanting his death when it would be for our benefit to do against God’s will. This Bible story illustrates, however, that God’s will will happen no…

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The Living Stone – The Source of Life

The Living Stone – The Source of Life

What are your biggest fears? We might   fear   losing our home, losing our job or losing people that we love. But we are not to build our lives around our houses, jobs nor people! We are to build our lives around Jesus Christ our Lord. Then we will never be sorry. When Jesus Christ is our cornerstone of our lives we are never homeless, we are never jobless, we are never alone even if in “real” life we were. We…

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Whenever You Find Tears in Your Eyes

Whenever You Find Tears in Your Eyes

“Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention. They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and where…you should go next.” (Frederick Buechner) This is the quote of the week for me. I keep reading and re-reading it. Tasting the words, reflecting on…

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The Mission (Statement) of Jesus

The Mission (Statement) of Jesus

What happened to Jesus after he triumphed over the temptations? In my previous post To Give in or Not to Give in I reflected on Luke 4: 1-13. If we continue to read Luke chapter 4 we find out that after dealing with the Devil Jesus returned to Nazareth and went to synagogue. “When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written, God’s…

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Receiving the Grace of Christ – Amazing Race or Amazing Grace?

Receiving the Grace of Christ – Amazing Race or Amazing Grace?

Is receiving the grace of Christ an amazing race or amazing grace? It is a relief to know it does not require to be the winner of the amazing race to receive the grace of Christ. There is nothing we can do to earn the grace of Christ. It is the amazing gift from God; it is amazing grace. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when…

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