Category Archives: Jesus Said

Jesus Said: Be Shalom

Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children. (Matthew 5:9, Common English Bible) There have been a lot of troubling images out of the city of Baltimore. These images of violence fill our TV and … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Follow Me

“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people’” (Matthew 4:19). Remember playing the game “Follow the Leader” when you were a kid? I used to work in an after school … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: More Jesus, Less You

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” (Matthew 5:3, The Message) The bus’ tires left the smooth pavement and hit dirt and rocks. As the … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: To Die For

“You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. “Not only that – count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Open Your Eyes

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world – your mind and heart – put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. (Matthew 5:8, The Message) In the film, The Ron Clark Story (2006), Matthew Perry plays … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Full of Care

“You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.”  (Matthew 5:7, The Message) My NaNa & PaPa (my grandparents) have always been formative to my faith.  I have watched them over the years … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Cloudy Vision

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. (Matthew 5:9; The Message) About a year ago I got new … Continue reading

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