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There was a time when I habitually listened to ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning as I drove to work each day. On one of those morning commutes, I heard a rather humorous interview between Alabama head football coach, Nick Saban, and ESPN reporter Marty Smith. Saben related a story from an early-career recruiting trip he…

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Jesus has been working in the town of Capernaum, on the northwest shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. Prior to journeying to Capernaum, he had irritated the people of Nazareth by proclaiming himself to be the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me…,” saying, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in…

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This is week three of our look at walking with Christ, or walking in the Spirit, and how such a walk contrasts with the temptation to “lie around in the Spirit,” lounging and relaxing in Christ – floating with the currents, wherever they may take us. Such is not the way of the Christ-follower. Rather,…

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The Greek adverb, αξιως (axios), is translated as “worthy of” in all of its six NASB New Testament occurrences, and five of those six instances are directly tied to our walking in a manner worthy of God, worthy of the gospel of Christ, or worthy of our heavenly calling. Just as we walk in the…

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Sometimes, Alean and I will jump into the Jeep and go for an aimless drive. We have no destination in mind. We just pick a direction and start driving, trying, if possible, to select roads we have never previously driven. When we do this, our goal is simply to get out of the house and…

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Every spring, for the past six years, I have watched the farmer plow his field. Our home is built on the northern-most street in our home town, and adjacent to our back yard is the field you see in the photograph. The farmer attacks this field every spring like clockwork, and it always occurs at…

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I have a strange habit of standing up while I eat breakfast each morning. I don’t know why I do it, and it really doesn’t make a lot of sense to do so, because we have plenty of places for me to sit while I eat. Instead, I stand in the kitchen leaning against the…

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