By Tag humility

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“Can God do that?” Isaiah 45:1-13

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God speaks through Isaiah and names king Cyrus of Persia a full 150 years before he comes into power. God is in control of all nations, all people, and all events. We humble ourselves in response to his power and grace, and we take the God-given responsibility he has granted us to choose to follow Him.

“Who me, offended? That’s outrageous!” Matthew 11:1-19

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“Who me, offended? That’s outrageous!” (Click to Listen, right click to download) Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers recently described his disillusionment with the Christian faith as a result of the “binary systems” it projects . Even though it may be culturally convenient to write off Christianity because of its exclusive claims to truth, right and […]

“Do Not Judge!” Does not mean what you think it means… (Matthew 7:1-6)

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Do not judge… (click to listen or download) In the classic movie The Princess Bride, the incompetent villain Vizzini keeps uttering the word “INCONCEIVABLE!” whenever his nemesis, Wesley, passes test after test. Vizzini’s sidekick, Inigo Montoya, after noticing the pattern of “inconceivable” occurences, tells Vizzini, “You keep saying that word.  I don’t think it means […]

“Blessed are the meek…” Matthew 5:5

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“Blessed are the Meek” (click to listen, right click to download) Who wants to be known as meek?  It doesn’t seem to be a desirable quality at first glance. By contrast, “Just Do It” ; “No Fear” ; “Live Strong”; and “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” are some of the phrases people […]

“The Poor in Spirit”- Matthew 5:3

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“The Poor in Spirit”- Matthew 4:23-5:3 (click to listen, right click to download) “And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:”   These words begin Jesus’  most famous sermon or teaching, the Sermon on the Mount.  His ministry had various aspects: teaching in the synagogues, healing people, casting out demons, and proclaiming the good news […]