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People Hear What They Listen For

Two men walked along a crowded city sidewalk. One man said: "Listen! Do you hear that cricket?" "Cricket? What cricket? How can you hear a cricket over the noise of the city." The first man, a zoologist, trained himself to … Continue reading

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What Does a 105th Church Anniversary Look Like?

That was the very question I was asked last week by a church planter. They were celebrating 10 years to our 105. Our plan looked radically different than theirs. I pray their plan worked out. Our celebration was off the … Continue reading

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What Stands Between You and Belief? (5)

FINALLY, HOW IS THE BATTLE FOR BELIEF WON? (Luke 24:12;29-31;33-35;52-53) Luke makes it abundantly clear! Luke shows that the BATTLE FOR BELIEF is won by communing, meditating, spending time with Jesus! Luke 24:12- "But Peter arose and ran to the … Continue reading

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What Stands Between You and Belief (4)

IGNORANCE OF THE WORD (Luke 24:25-27;32;44-49) This is a biggie! Three times in Luke 24 Jesus specifically pointed back to the Word- back to His previous teaching- back to what they already knew. He did so in order to reframe … Continue reading

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What Stands Between You and Belief? (3)

In Luke 24, a third element stood between the followers of Jesus and belief. HUMAN REASONING. We see it verses 13-21. Two men traveled the road to Emmaus. They were joined by Jesus Himself although they didn't recognize Him immediately. … Continue reading

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What Stands Between You and Belief? (2)

Let’s move a little further into the discussion of things which may keep us from belief. Confusion has already been mentioned. Another reason we sometimes have difficulty with belief is that we sometimes choose to reject proof. As we continue … Continue reading

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What Stands Between You and Belief?

Belief is a struggle for many people. The faithful and non-faithful alike struggle with belief, perhaps occasionally or maybe on a regular basis. So what is it that stands between you and belief? The 24th chapter of Luke has at … Continue reading

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