Tag Archives: obeying God

Like an Animal

A newborn calf is getting a lot of attention because it bears a striking resemblance to Gene Simmons, front man for the rock group KISS. The calf, which is named Genie, was born Friday on a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”—James 1:22. We do the right thing when we go to church on Sunday and hear the word of God preached in worship and taught in … Continue reading

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More than Listening

The mid-week Bible study group at our church recently finished what we called a “3-2-1 Study” of the gospel of Matthew. This approach can be used with any portion of Scripture. It’s really quite simple. We were looking for some … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

Jo M. Guerrero writes that when her daughter was five, she disobeyed her and was sent to her room. After a few minutes, she went in to talk to her about why she was being punished. With tears in her … Continue reading

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Obedience or Performance?

Susan Maycinik once wrote the following essay for Discipleship Journal: “The line between obedience and performance can be a blurry one. Yet it is an important distinction to grasp, because obedience leads to life, and performance to death… Obedience is … Continue reading

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Heads or Tails?

Football games have an odd tradition of beginning with a coin toss. The team that chooses heads or tails correctly gets the option of receiving the ball to begin the game, or deferring their choice to the second half. The … Continue reading

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