Posts tagged with: Luke

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Embracing the Priorities of Jesus

As we learn to strive first of God’s kingdom, our priorities will become more and more like the priorities of Jesus.

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What is Your Manure?

We need the Lord’s help to engage in practices that form our lives in positive ways even though we experience them negatively.

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Use Your Gifts Well!

Jesus says that from those to whom much has been given, much will be required.

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Where is Your Treasure?

As people who strive for God’s kingdom, we choose to value what God values most of all, and this leads us to a life of generosity.

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What God Loves to Give You

God takes pleasure in blessing us, guiding us, and empowering us for the work of the kingdom.

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Strive for the Kingdom of God

Jesus tells his disciples to strive for God’s kingdom. We do this by seeking intentionally, energetically, and consistently to live under God’s reign in every part of life.

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What is the Kingdom of God?

Jesus urges us to strive for the kingdom of God. That’s great, except we need to know what the kingdom of God is.

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For What Are You Striving?

What do you want most in life? What are the things that motivate you, even tantalize you?

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Don’t Put Yourself in God’s Place

Sometimes we worry because we feel as if we’re responsible for everything, even the things over which we have no control.

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Wearing God’s Glorious Clothing

If you’ve ever gazed on a field of glorious flowers, then you have an idea of God’s generous care for the natural world.

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Worry Doesn’t Help

Jesus encourages us not to worry about our lives.

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You Matter So Much More!

We live in a time filled with anxiety. But Jesus urges us not to worry.

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Words for the Worried

There is so much going on around us – and in our own lives – that causes us to worry.

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Be Rich Toward God

Jesus tells us to be on guard against greed. Real life does not consist of the abundance of possessions.

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The Holy Spirit Will Teach You

Jesus promised to his first disciples that when they were put on trial for following him, the Holy Spirit would teach them what to say.

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