Confidence in Christ

school boy

As I walked into the classroom to take my final college exam, I remembered a quote I had memorized earlier, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Knowing that I had been diligent to study throughout the semester, I felt confident that I was prepared. Interestingly, those who had stayed up all night cramming for the exam were exhausted and lacked the confidence that I enjoyed. As Christ followers, we are instructed to walk...

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Christ-like Compassion in Daily Life

Meeting Of Support Group

Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness. When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” —Matthew...

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Follow Me

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Have you been called by Jesus? When did it happen? Where were you? What did He say? How did you respond? Who have you told? Matthew tells us that Jesus inaugurated His public ministry by issuing two significant calls to those who would follow Him. These calls transcend time, apply to each of us today, and are found in in Matthew 4:17-23. 1. First is the call to salvation. In Matthew 4:17 we read, “From then on Jesus began to...

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Called to Connect

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It was late Thursday evening. Jesus and the disciples were making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, knowing that His crucifixion was at hand. Passing by the temple, they saw a huge golden grapevine carved over the entrance. Jesus offered words of commission and comfort to His disciples… “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He...

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