Author Archives: jesustrek

Resurgence

My mother-in-law received a flower at church this past Mothers’ Day in recognition of her being the oldest mother in attendance. I planted the bright red flower in front of our house. With a little fertilizer and regular watering, it … Continue reading

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Too Much Communion?

The early church celebrated the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis. Luke the historian writes, “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread… (Acts 20:7). Some believers today try to make a case for taking … Continue reading

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Pretentious

A young businessman was sitting in the VIP lounge at an airport waiting for a prospective client. Suddenly, the young man noticed Bill Gates sitting across the room. He introduced himself to Gates, explaining that he was trying to seal … Continue reading

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Were You There?

The famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, created an interesting painting of the crucifixion. One’s attention is first drawn to the cross and the One who hangs there. But when you look at the crowd that is in attendance you find that … Continue reading

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Preparation

As I participated in communion this past Sunday I thought about how someone had to take the time to prepare the trays of bread and juice beforehand so that we could engage in this important part of the worship service. … Continue reading

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Silence Is Golden

There is a story told about a man who decided to become a monk. He joined a monastery that required its members to take a vow of silence. At the end of each year’s service this man would be allowed … Continue reading

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Bad Company

There has been some controversy surrounding President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia. While there he was photographed fist-bumping several high-ranking Saudi officials. Some feel that it was an improper display that perhaps showed some acceptance of a murderous … Continue reading

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The Way It Turned Out

Tonight is Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game. This year’s game will be played in Los Angeles. You may remember that last year’s game was scheduled to be played in Atlanta, but was moved to Denver. Major League Baseball said … Continue reading

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Reasoning with the Unreasonable

I recently read a pro-abortion newspaper article that began with this statement—“If you oppose abortion, do not have one.” No doubt the writer thought that she had said something so profound that her wisdom could not be refuted. Her statement … Continue reading

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