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Christ Our Bread

Of all the ways that God feeds us, there is one unique, supremely valuable and especially nourishing way, and that is through His presence in the living Christ. God wants us to understand that if we literally feed upon Jesus, our Bread, we will be nourished as in no other way. “I am the Bread …

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Light After Darkness

When God gives you light, unless it is shared by you, it fades out, dissipates, and darkness returns. This is one of the deepest secrets of the inner life. God is a gracious God. He gives you light in order that you might share it. This explains some of the problem areas in the lives …

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Extravagantly Beautiful!

The greatest moment of your life occurs when, from the innermost depth of your being you say, in answer to Jesus’ question in today’s Gospel Lesson, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” This answer represents your discovery of the pearl of great price. It is the great treasure you have been …

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He’s Hollow!

A larger than average man stepped on a scale not knowing it was out of order. The indicator stopped at 75 pounds. A little boy, standing nearby with his mother, watched the big man intently. “Whaddya know,” he marveled, “He’s hollow!” One of the key themes running through the writings of the Old Testament prophets …

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Just Passing Through

The Holy men and women of the Far East have always made wisdom the supreme human virtue. The custom of disciplined solitude in the pursuit of wisdom profoundly affected Oriental religious thinking. For most of us in today’s Western Society, there is little or no time in our busy schedules for practicing the pursuit of …

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What’s In It For Me?

The first political poll in the U.S. was conducted in 1824. People were asked which Presidential candidate they preferred, Andrew Jackson or John Quincy Adams. The results showed Jackson as the people’s choice. (But Adams won the election.) In recent years, pre-election polls have emerged as highly important campaign strategy tools. The idea of testing …

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Thine Is The Power

In the last conversation recorded in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus talks to the disciples about His Crucifixion and His Resurrection. He opens up for them a deep understanding of these events. He tells them that as a result of His Crucifixion and Resurrection, they will be clothed with power from on high. They will be empowered …

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The Strength To Live

A man who was preparing to take his own life (fortunately, the attempt failed), wrote a suicide note which said, simply, “I don’t have the strength it takes to go on just existing.” A woman who was beginning to feel the same way decided to skip the routine of greeting her husband at the front …

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Feeding The Gut

God wants to raise you up to fullness of life! God has come in Jesus Christ to show you this life, here and now, in this world. God is not calling you to withdraw from this evil-tainted world to some kind of holy hothouse standing above the mess and the grime and the sweat. No! …

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Let’s Get Busy

For as long as he could remember, a California truck driver named Larry had spent hours at a time sitting on his backyard lawn chair, wishing he could fly. But he never did anything to carry out his wish. But the time came, one bright sunny day, when he transformed wish into reality. He was …

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Something To Say ‘yes!’ To

A fable has been written about a city mouse that moved to the countryside and took up residence inside the walls of an old farm house… From the start, that city mouse lorded it over the country mice. He grew handlebar whiskers. He put mousse on his hair. He talked with a fake exotic accent. …

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