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Do you love your neighbor? (Or, is your friend living a lie?)

What do Christian Teens Actually Believe About Jesus?

(from Biola Magazine)

How can I personally reach people in Gen Y?

The Bible asks a similar question:

    How can a young man keep his way pure?
        By guarding it according to your word.
(Psalm 119:9 ESV)

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

I often find myself in this rut. I see the same people. I work on similar projects. My weekly activities rarely change. I begin to see Jesus as the world sees Him. Somebody slap me please! I wouldn’t go so far as to say I have contempt for Christ, but I definitely become lazy in my pursuit of knowing Him better each day. Where has the wonder (amazement & awe) gone? Where has my fear of a holy and righteous Lord slipped away to? Has my pursuit of Christ and daily denial of self become so lax that I’m merely … Continue reading Familiarity Breeds Contempt

The Pearl

A gem of considerable value in the ancient world. So much so that the Jewish Talmud said it was “beyond the value of any set price.” (MacArthur, “Daily Readings from the Life of Christ.” December 20.) Matthew 13:45-56, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” The kingdom was so valuable to him, that he gave up everything to have it. Isn’t that what the gospel calls us to do? Give up everything we have and … Continue reading The Pearl