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Category: Jesus

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be happy enjoy life

This is how you can be happy and enjoy life

Happiness is not about what you have, it’s about who you are with. Happiness is about loving and being loved. It is relational.  If you truly want to be happy and enjoy life, it starts with understanding just how much God loves you. Once you get a grasp of that love, happiness will bubble out…
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spirit of doubt and unbelief

How the spirit of doubt and unbelief can strengthen your faith

When we are struggling with doubt and unbelief we don’t want a tidy scripture or a Sunday School answer. We want something that is going to reunite us with the comforting feeling of belief. But, feelings lie. Truth is deeper than a feeling.  Doubt and unbelief are actually building blocks of faith. Many of us…
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create your own happiness

Can you create your own happiness?

When you hear the word Christian, does happiness come to mind? The two can and should coexist. However, there are two big roadblocks to your happiness. The first is not understanding that God wants you to be happy and the second is getting in the way of our own happiness.  Have you heard the phrase,…
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who is your neighbor

Who is your neighbor & who are you in the story

In a retelling of the Good Samaritan by Godly Play listeners are asked, “Who is your neighbor?” The piece representing each character is picked up slowly and one by one the children are asked, “Is this your neighbor? Is the priest your neighbor? Is the one who was robbed and left for dead your neighbor?…
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How to show God’s love to others, what does the Bible say about loving others

How to show God’s love to others

Jesus came to tear away every unnecessary barrier, and so should we. The love of God has the power to bring life and bring freedom in a way that will make us, and others, never be the same again. The problem is that we sometimes get so caught up in our own comforts we forget…
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What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means to follow Jesus. For some, it comes with a list of dos and don’ts. For others, it means casting your vote behind the politician who supports the one issue that means the most to you. Still others think it means going to church on…
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How to Help People With Depression

How to help people with depression

People with depression need your love and support. The best way to help is to be there for them. Depression hurts physically and emotionally. It impacts the one experiencing it and the loved ones surrounding him or her. It is not discriminatory and can affect anyone, regardless of age, economics, social status, gender … the…
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How to Be Imitators of Jesus

How to be imitators of Jesus

Did you know that the word “Christian” wasn’t a label the disciples gave themselves? They were first given this name in Acts 11:26 in Antioch. It was a name outsiders gave to them to distinguish them from other Jews. Why? Because these men and women were different. Christians were breaking down racial lines that divided…
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How to Live Like Jesus

Once you decide to live like Jesus, this comes next

For those who wonder how to live like Jesus, there is a wealth of information available through local churches, blogs, books, peers and Google. Depending on who you ask, you’ll receive to-do lists, don’t-do lists, a magic prayer and maybe a new schedule of meeting times. If this is you, I want to relieve you…
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How to Live Like Jesus Every Day

How to live like Jesus every day

Literally living like Jesus every day may not be physically possible in 2019. Just look to the short-lived TV show “Living Biblically” or the drastic measures Rachel Held Evans took to show us how literal interpretations fall flat. But that doesn’t mean taking the lessons He taught us and applying them into our modern-day lives…
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