Author Archives: jesustrek

Define Wicked

When you hear the word “wicked”, what do you think of? We might think of terrorism, sexual immorality, murder, stealing, lying, child abuse, etc. There are many actions that most Christians have no problem calling “wicked”. However, Jesus seems to … Continue reading

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Gifted Differently

We like to say that we are all created equal, but we aren’t. Not really. Some people are so naturally beautiful that they could be actors or models. Others of us look like we fell out of the ugly tree … Continue reading

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Held Accountable

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells a parable about three servants who were entrusted with a sum of money to be invested for him. After a period of time, the master held the servants accountable for their actions. The first two … Continue reading

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Jesus Our Lord

“You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”—1 Corinthians 6:20. Stephen Olford says, “Jesus died to purchase us completely…there is no part of us that has not been bought outright. Christ alone owns our eyes to … Continue reading

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Joy of Serving

“…the joy of the Lord is your strength.”—Nehemiah 8:10 “No matter what kind of Christian service God has called you to, it’s a privilege to be in ministry and to serve Jesus Christ. In some ways, it’s the hardest work … Continue reading

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Ticket to Ride

I am told that there were different types of tickets you could buy to ride on a stagecoach back in the frontier days. If you bought a first-class ticket you could remain seated, no matter what. If the stagecoach got … Continue reading

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Mama’s Boy

A mother was concerned about her only son going off to college. She wrote the following letter to the college president: “Dear Sir: My son has been accepted for admission to your college and soon he will be leaving me. … Continue reading

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Food Available

Last fall my wife and I put a bird feeder outside our living room window. We hoped to attract some birds that would entertain us and to offer some food to our little feathered friends to help them make it … Continue reading

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The Reason for Our Courage

“But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’”—Matthew 14:27 The disciples of Jesus were terrified when they saw him walking on water. But he spoke to their fears, telling them to be courageous, not … Continue reading

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Stay in Your Lane

Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. However, the horse was disqualified when race stewards determined that it had interfered with several horses. Maximum Security’s jockey, Luis Saez, thinks that the horse drifted out of his … Continue reading

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