Tag Archives: following Jesus

Choose the Good Path

A man and his son were climbing a mountain. They came to a place where the climbing became quite difficult, to the point of being dangerous. Any misstep at this point could spell disaster. The father stopped to consider which … Continue reading

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Obedience

James Isenberg remembers teaching a lesson to a group of Boy Scouts one evening. The topic was the Ten Commandments. James asked the scouts if they could name any of them. They began to call out answers—some right, some wrong. … Continue reading

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Fishing

I recently went kayaking on Lake Barkley in southwestern Kentucky. As I was paddling along, a huge fish jumped out of the water right in front of me. It jumped about 3 feet high, and came just a few feet … Continue reading

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The Voice of Authority

The cover letter of a job application contained the following statement—“I listen to what the company president says, but I still make my own moves because I know what is best.” That kind of attitude is probably not going to … Continue reading

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After the Mountaintop Experience

Jesus and some of his disciples were coming down from a mountain where they had just had an amazing experience. Jesus had been transfigured before their very eyes, and they had seen him in all of his spectacular glory (Matthew … Continue reading

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Just Sitting There

In a nearby town, an abandoned car sits in the parking lot of a convenience store at the corner of a busy intersection. Every day, cars pass by, on their way to various destinations, their drivers with urgent matters to … Continue reading

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Avid Fisherman

I heard about a man who was such an enthusiastic fisherman that every time he posed for a family photo, he automatically held out his hand, as if he were displaying a fish that he had just caught! Jesus calls … Continue reading

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Ups and Downs

Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had an interesting game on Wednesday, September 3rd. Bryant hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning that tied the game against the Cincinnati Reds. The very next inning, Bryant made an error with … Continue reading

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Really Following

The first people Jesus called to be his disciples were Peter and Andrew, brothers who were both fishermen. They were casting a net into a lake when he extended the invitation to follow him. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and … Continue reading

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Concentrate

A poor golfer once spent an afternoon at a fancy country club, where he enjoyed the luxury of a complimentary caddy. As usual, he played a terrible game. After it was over, he pointed to a lake on the course … Continue reading

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