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Bible Book: Matthew

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Be Ready (Part 2)

We cannot control the timing of Christ’s Second Advent, nor can we control the movements of the Holy Spirit. What we can control is our own behavior: our own readiness, our own desire to be a disciple, our own prayer life, our own daily practices. We can use this Advent to grow closer to Christ.

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Pentecostés by Juan Bautista Mayno, ca. 1615-1620. Public Domain.

Depth Perception

Human beings were created for community. As the creation account reminds us, when God said of Adam, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). One of God’s greatest gifts of being human is the gift of the other… We need others to help us rightly see the world around us. Without other perspectives, our view of the world flattens out. Without different perspectives, we lose vital nuance and depth.

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Doubt His Presence—Part 2

In one statement Jesus affirms John’s value and ironically ours also.

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Doubt His Presence

If John doubts, then just perhaps it will be alright in the life of a leader if you have some doubt too.

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Spy Wednesday and the Unexpected Meaning of Our Work

In some traditions it’s called Holy Wednesday, but I doubt that would have engaged my juvenile imagination.

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