Different Priorities

Followers of Jesus are called out from and set apart from this world to submit to and serve Jesus as king - not just as king of the universe but the king of our own hearts. Being set apart and different from the rest of the world brings us into

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What is Truth?

Our culture likes to say that "what's true for you isn't necessarily true for me." As followers of Jesus, however, we're called to live in contrast to our world around us and nowhere is that more evident than how we view "truth." Jesus came to bring the truth and He did

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Homesick and Happy

As followers of Jesus, we're called to live in contrast to our world and as a blessing to our world. Today, we might find ourselves struggling with how hard it is to live faithfully in this world because of how great the contrast is. The Apostle Peter wrote to a

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Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

When asked what the most important command was, Jesus gave not one but two commands - to love God with all that you have and to love your neighbor as yourself. These are radical commands and if we take Jesus seriously, He's making a significant claim on our life. He

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With All Your Strength

When Jesus sums up the commandments as loving God with all that you have, He includes loving God with our "strength." In a way, Jesus is reminding us that what we do matters. It's not just about what's inside, but how what's inside gets expressed as we live out our

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With All Your Mind

When Jesus points out the greatest commandment - loving God with all that we have - He added the phrase, "and with all your mind." It's as if He wanted to be clear that loving God with your whole self means not forgetting your intellect! As followers of Jesus, a

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Heart & Soul

What does it mean to love God with all of our "heart and soul"? In the story of the woman at the well, we see someone who has been pursuing something with all her heart and soul and where that has brought her. In her interaction with Jesus, He helps

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Following Jesus

What does it mean to "be a disciple" of Jesus? How do I know if I'm doing it right? We sometimes make following Jesus out to be way more complicated than it really is. As we begin a new series looking at what it means to follow Jesus, we're starting

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The Lord is My Shepherd

The 23rd Psalm might be the most well-known Psalm, if not the most familiar Old Testament passage. Most people associate it with hope and comfort and for that reason, it's often heard at funerals. This Psalm isn't one that's often misunderstood - it's just that it's so common that we

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Walking on Water

We often hear about Peter getting out of the boat and walking on water as a metaphor for doing something really extraordinary or great because we had faith in Jesus. But looking closely at the real story, Peter isn't portrayed as an example to follow. His weakness, not his faith,

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