Monthly Archives: November 2010

When Rules Trump Relationships

As a former school administrator I frequently had to deal with discipline.  There were two basic approaches advocated to do away with misbehaviour.  The most immediately popular way to deal with sin was to legislate it away, in other words … Continue reading

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Judgment

Jesus was not forever meek and mild.  He was gentle to those who needed encouragement but he pulled no punches about the consequences of rejecting Him and His teaching.  He starts today’s passage by saying that he brings fire.  He … Continue reading

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Luke 12:35-48

” He will cut him to pieces and asign him a place with the unbelievers (v.46).”  How can someone who has been a member of Jesus’ kingdom be cut to pieces?  There are those who are in the church but … Continue reading

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No Worries

We do not need to be anxious.  Over time we set up a system of worry where deep down we tell ourselves that we are not safe, we are not in control, we are not accepted or we are not … Continue reading

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Selfish Gains

It is not that the rich man was a fool for sowing and harvesting.  He wasn’t a fool for the amount that he collected.  He did not redistribute his wealth.  He did not invest it in the poor.  It is … Continue reading

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People Pleaser

I have had problems with being a people pleaser.  What often happens is that I see something as true and speak the truth.  Someone gets offended and I feel really guilty.  Also, I will sometimes move mountains in my job … Continue reading

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Jesus Insults His Host

A Pharisee invited Jesus around for a meal.  Jesus didn’t wash his hands in the ceremonial way and so the Pharisees started murmering about him behind his back.  Jesus wasn’t one for murmering and so he confronts the Pharisees directly.  … Continue reading

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