Tag Archives: Pharisees

The bug’s in the drink

[Not to be confused with my November 21, 2016 Catch, “Swallow the bug” which was another angle on this same analogy.] “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, but ourselves by our best intentions.”  – George W. … Continue reading

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Everyone’s welcome except those who don’t want to be there

Everyone’s welcome. This is another aspect about the Gospel of Welcome we want to focus on today. Everyone’s welcome. And we mean everyone. Every color, every race, every religion and none, every sexual preference (LGBT and you can add XYZ … Continue reading

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Forever young

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we will try to carry this message to others who think that Christians are better than everyone else. Don Williams is 79 years old. He attends a … Continue reading

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Learning what the gospel miracle means

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we will try to carry this message to others who think that Christians are better than everyone else. And what message is that? The message that we … Continue reading

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Don’t be late again

Step 12: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we will try to carry this message to others who think that Christians are better than everyone else. They passed a basket with some envelopes I just … Continue reading

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‘It’s a beautiful soup’

Step 11: Choose to rid ourselves of any attitude that is not bathed in gratitude. Gratitude is the genuine byproduct of grace. Like a footprint in the sand, it’s the imprint on a life that grace leaves behind. It’s how … Continue reading

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Take me back

Step 11: Choose to rid ourselves of any attitude that is not bathed in gratitude. Take me back, take me back dear Lord To the place where I first received you. Take me back, take me back dear Lord where … Continue reading

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Surprised by Joy

10. Embrace the state of astonishment as a permanent and glorious reality. It’s the element of surprise that makes astonishment the right word for the true follower of Christ. Our salvation is so entirely undeserved that we never get over … Continue reading

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