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Lay Down Your Life      


Death is not just the end of life—it is the returning of life to its Creator. It is not a loss, but a fulfillment. All the laying down of all the pieces of our lives are but a rehearsal for … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Dreams


Our joy and our longing are not always related. . . . It is the joy of God’s fulfillment, not the longing toward the dream’s fulfillment, which should be desired. Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Crown


Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12) Be faithful unto death, and I … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Gifts   


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy-two from a few weeks ago. The seventy-two certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Blessings        


You could spend a lifetime dealing with what Jesus brings up in the Sermon on the Mount. And you will. Eternal life starts now. Continue reading

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Lay Down Like a Lion


He crouched, he lay down like a lion and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed are those who bless you, and cursed are those who curse you. (Numbers 24:9) As I first pulled together the ideas for this … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Peace  


We can get so worked up whenever someone criticizes God or Christians. We want to run to God’s defense—or honestly, much of the time, our own—and say just the right thing that will shut that other person up (in love, … Continue reading

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