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“Are We There Yet?”

Text: “And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question” (Mark 12:34). 

I can remember, as a child, taking long trips with my parents. I also remember that my sister and I were continually asking, every few minutes it seems, “Are we almost there?”I suppose this is a common thing because I can remember my own children asking the same thing when we traveled. Let’s consider this question, briefly, with a spiritual application. 


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Looking To Faith

Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 – “…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus…”

One of the most iconic symbols of the Unites States of America is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Interestingly, it is noted for the crack which appeared shortly after its arrival in Philadelphia in 1752 from London.


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Hardly Expected

“But a man named Ananias with his wife Sapphira sold a piece of property and kept back part of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostle’s feet” (Acts 5:1-2).

Sin never brings those involved what was pictured or promised because the less invested in truth, integrity and spiritual security, the less the return.  Like the fellow whose plan was to rob a store by handing the clerk a ten dollar bill so she’d have to open the cash register drawer and he could grab all the money.


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