Monthly Archives: July 2011

Pay It Forward: discipleship version


If you’ve never seen the movie Pay It Forward, you’ve probably at least heard the concept, although you may or may not have been given the full picture. Usually it’s portrayed as: One person does a good, unselfish deed for … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Shame


“Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” (Luke 5:8, NIV). One of the very first things Peter says to Jesus captures a huge issue for a lot of us. After a night of fishing and catching nothing, … Continue reading

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Following Jesus Where You Already Are


Find yourself a  “Help Wanted” section in your newspaper (or if you like, visit an online job site). Take a minute to to look through the listings. What are some of the more interesting jobs advertised? Which ones do you … Continue reading

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Remaining As You Go


Think about the last time you went crazy with an ice-cream sundae—or pizza, or for you more diet-conscious types let’s make it a salad. Why did you pick the toppings you did? How would other toppings have affected it differently? … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Sin


That’s right; I said it. And in the weeks to come we’ll break this down into much smaller pieces. Today, however, is about defining our terms—and our solution. Because no matter where you are in relation to Jesus, “sin” is … Continue reading

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This One’s for the LA-dies…


Since last week’s Other Voice highlighted the exploits of Super(vandy)man, it’s only fair…. And as I couldn’t bring myself to highlighting one and thus slighting the other—and as they’re both friends who are also friends of each other… Both are … Continue reading

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We’re All on Mission


It’s true. And I didn’t unintentionally leave out the “a” above. But don’t take my word for it…. “I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes away  every branch that does not bear  fruit in … Continue reading

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