Author Archives: jesustrek

No Oscars for Me

I did not see Will Smith slap Chris Rock at the Oscar’s award ceremony this past Sunday night. I long ago decided that this award show is not for me. I do not enjoy hearing members of the Hollywood elite … Continue reading

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Speaking Frankly

The apostle Paul had a special place in his heart for the church at Corinth. 2 Corinthians 7:4 helps us to see the kind of relationship he had with that congregation—“I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take … Continue reading

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Opportunity

Our English word “opportunity” comes from the Latin and means “toward the port”. It suggests a ship taking advantage of the wind and tide to arrive safely in the harbor. In the short time we have here on earth, let’s … Continue reading

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Love Is the Key

Galatians 5:22-23a gives a list of the fruit of the Spirit. The qualities listed there are the evidence of a Christian life. It is no coincidence that love is at the top of the list. Some believe that the other … Continue reading

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Great Stories

Some of the greatest stories you will ever read are found in the Bible. Think about the Old Testament stories: Creation, the fall of man, the great flood, the tower of Babel, the adventures of the patriarchs, the Egyptian captivity, … Continue reading

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Jerks Need Not Apply

Warren Buffet had this to say about his hiring practices—“We employ decent and talented people—no jerks.” Buffet’s principle for seeking employees could be applied to how we look for workers in the kingdom of God. Paul said something similar to … Continue reading

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Paper Cuts

A seminary professor once spoke about a trip that he took to the Holy Land. One of the most impressive sites that he visited was an ancient prison that is thought to be where the apostle Paul was once imprisoned. … Continue reading

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Unchanging Reality

Abraham Lincoln was trying to make a point, but the person he was talking with was stubborn and unconvinced. So Lincoln tried another angle. He said to the fellow, “Well, lets’ see now. How many legs does a cow have?” … Continue reading

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All Is Forgiven

A story is told in Spain of a father and his teenage son who had a relationship that had become strained. It got so bad that the son ran away from home. His father, however, began a journey in search … Continue reading

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Love’s Flame

A lady was escorted to a wedding by her twenty-four-year-old bachelor son. He appeared to be unaffected by the ceremony until the bride and groom lit a single candle with their candles and then blew out their own. With that … Continue reading

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