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Living a Life of Dependence

Jesus had the amazing ability to uncover the roots of spiritual sickness. As a spiritual physician, He offers a diagnosis, prognosis, and most importantly, a cure. Among the many people Jesus encounters, Mark 10 introduces Jesus to someone who, for all his virtue and high ideals, suffers from an acute ethical and moral sickness. This…

How to Use Money

Money. It is one of the things pastors are uncomfortable talking about. A number of years ago, Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate, made these comments: “Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money…

A Good Lesson From a Bad Example

One of the biggest issues Christians struggle with today is the obsession with what the world pursues. As the world promotes materialism and self, Christians fight to keep their hearts and minds focused on God. In essence, it hampers us from hearing what Jesus has to say. In Luke 12, a man interrupts Jesus’ sermon…

The Principle of Giving

I’ve been thinking a lot about how much God has blessed us and our nation. Although our province in particular is going through tough economic times, compared to most of the world, we are a prosperous people. A number of years ago, Richard Halverson, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate, made these comments: “Jesus Christ said…

Pursuing Your Real Treasure

How many of us have ever waved at someone thinking it was somebody you knew only to discover it wasn’t? It’s kind of embarrassing isn’t it? Now imagine you are pursuing something in your life only to discover in the end that it was meaningless… how would that make you feel? In Luke 12, a man…