Think, Act, Be, Day 23- Matthew 6:19-24

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Think, Act, Be, Day 23- Matthew 6:19-24

The eye is the lamp of the body. An old Chinese proverb states, “Ninety percent of what we see lies behind our eyes.” We decide in our minds how we see the world; and how we use our possessions affects how we see the world. For instance, look at the treasures that we have. If […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 22- Colossians 3:1-3

Since you have been raised with Christ… The Christian life is not a guilt trip over the sins that nailed Jesus to the cross. It’s a resurrected life of gratitude for what Jesus did and continues to do for you. Paul explains why in Colossians 3: “Since you have been raised with Christ.” Just as […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 20-John 14:15-27

He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever. Everyone needs an Advocate. As followers of Christ, ours is the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us two of its roles. The Spirit is a presence and an attorney. The Spirit remains with us, refusing to abandon God’s children like orphans. The Spirit testifies on […]

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“God, Me, and We” Disciplines

Thinking like Jesus is one thing; but without action, it’s just words. As one of my friends once told me, if the Greeks had compiled the New Testament, the fifth book would have been “Thoughts.” Instead, right after the Gospels (good news), we have “Acts.” Now, we turn to acting like Jesus. Randy Frazee writes […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 19-Hebrews 4:12-16

We have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens. The television series Star Trek opened with the famous line that captured the attention of a generation: “To boldly go where no man has gone before.” The imaginative journey of the Star Trek enterprise is reality for people on earth. Jesus actually has […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 18-Psalm 66:16-20

Truly God has listened Yesterday, we were summoned to come and bow. Today, we testify to each other—“Come and hear.” What is the Psalmist explaining? As we discussed Sunday, he’s experienced some sort of deliverance. More than likely the Psalmist is vulnerable enough to share where he’s failed—and reflecting on the Lord’s provision in the […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 17-Psalm 95:1-7

Come, let us worship and bow down Worship summons us into the presence of our Shepherd God. We’re his sheep, and we’re called to come, bow down, and honor him. He’s the Good Shepherd who created us and everything else in the world. That’s often not how we approach worship. A little boy (not mine) […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 16-Isaiah 1:11-20

Cease to do evil, learn to do good. Before Isaiah says, “Here am I, send me!” (Isaiah 6:10), God summons him. God shows Isaiah how Israel’s leaders have failed. Their beliefs aren’t connected to action. As the old saying goes about fake cowboys, “They’re all hat and no cattle.” God says the solution for the […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 15-Psalm 66:18-20

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:18-20 Psalm 66 is a testimony to believers about the marvelous power of God’s […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 13-Luke 16:19-31

He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus.” Jesus’ parable in Luke 16 features two characters before and after they die. While on earth the rich man feasts sumptuously; but after he dies, he’s tormented in Hades. Lazarus, though poor on earth, lives with Abraham after he dies. Surprisingly, the “rich […]

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