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Evening reflection from Matthew 8:18-22

Following Jesus is not always easy or comfortable. Often it comes at great cost and sacrifice, with no earthly rewards or security. Jesus did not have a place to call home. You might find that following him costs you popularity, friendships, leisure time, or treasured habits. But while the cost of following Jesus is high,… Continue reading Evening reflection from Matthew 8:18-22

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Evening reflection from Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus clarified the underlying principle for membership in the kingdom of heaven: Entrance is by God's grace alone. In this parable, God is the landowner and believers are the workers. The parable speaks especially to those who feel superior because of heritage or position, to those who feel superior because they have spent so much… Continue reading Evening reflection from Matthew 20:1-16

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Evening Reflection from Matthew 19:13-22

Today's evening gospel reading, touches on a topic, that nobody really wants to talk about. Jesus wanted little children to come to him because he loves them and because they have pure trust in God. All people need childlike faith in God. The receptiveness of little children was a great contrast to the stubbornness of… Continue reading Evening Reflection from Matthew 19:13-22

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Evening reflection from Matthew 18:1-9

Jesus used a child to illustrate for his disciples how they should think and behave. We are not to be childish (like the disciples arguing over petty things) but childlike, with humble, sincere, and trusting hearts. The disciples had become to preoccupied with the organization of Jesus' earthly kingdom that they had lost sight of… Continue reading Evening reflection from Matthew 18:1-9

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Evening Reflection from Romans 1:1-15

When Paul, a devout Jew who had at first persecuted the Christians, became a believer, God used him to spread the gospel throughout the world. Although he was a prisoner, Paul did eventually preach in Rome. Paul humbly calls himself a servant of Christ Jesus and an apostle ("one who is sent") For a roman… Continue reading Evening Reflection from Romans 1:1-15