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Hungry?

 

“For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died” (2 Cor 5:14 NIV).

Recently, in an eating contest, ironically, a 125 young woman, mother of four, broke the record by eating two 72 ounce steaks in less than ten minutes! What kind of society have we created that rewards gluttony? Actually, eating the meat was not because of a desire for food, but the desire for honor and praise for eating more than anyone else in the least amount of time!


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Burdens

 

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). 

Burdens. We all have them. We misunderstand what bearing our burdens means or what scriptures apply. We think of our burdens as our cross that we have to bear. Yet, when Jesus talked about taking up our cross, He applied it to denying ourselves (Luke 9:23-24).


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Picking Blackberries

Text: “The night is almost over, it will be daylight soon; let us give up the things we prefer to do under cover of the dark; let us arm ourselves and appear in the light” (Rom 13:12).

My friend works for a power company. Recently, during a winter storm, there was a power outage, and several thousand people were without power. Soon the calls were pouring in. Naturally everyone wanted heat but, as my friend told it, “Everyone wanted LIGHTS!”


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