Category Archives: Luke

“I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron

Are you a “good person”? According to Jesus the phrase, “I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron. Jesus said; “No one is good–except God alone.” (Mark 10:18) In fact, Jesus calls 3 groups of people “evil” or “wicked:” 1) His … Continue reading

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Set a fire down in the church that we can’t contain, that we can’t control . . .”

Should a church meeting look like this? Or like this? The more wood you put on a fire, the brighter it burns. –The more people who are allowed to share burning words from their heart in a church meeting, the … Continue reading

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Was Matthias A Mistake? — The Human Need To Institutionalize Spirituality

Was replacing Judas (who had betrayed Jesus) with Matthias a mistake?  Was it a very early example of the human desire to institutionalize church?  Perhaps. The Book of Acts begins with the resurrected Jesus spending 40 days with the apostles … Continue reading

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Powerful Pills Not Advertised On TV

Many American television commercials slowly parade feel-good images promoted by America’s pharmaceutical pill pushers.  Meanwhile an announcer races through their side effects. However, there is one type of extremely effective pills with no side effects.  And you won’t see them advertised … Continue reading

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