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Take up Your Cross

Hate Your Own Life and Carry Your Cross: An Easter Meditation   Jesus of Nazareth was popular with the masses of the Jewish people.  The Gospels make this clear.  When he came to Jerusalem for the festival of Passover, the residents of Jerusalem and the crowds of pilgrims embraced him and “hung upon his words”

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Three Pillars of Jesus’ Faith

The Three Pillars of Jesus’ Faith   Stop!  Before you read any further I want you to do something for me: identify the three spiritual practices you feel are essential to a Christian.  Do you have them?  Good, now place them in the order of importance, with the first being most important and so on.

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Roman Denarius

Roman Denarius. Upon hearing the question regarding the Jews’ obligation to pay taxes to Caesar, Jesus queries, “Show me a coin. Whose image and inscription has it?” (Luke 20:24).  To the answer, “Caesar’s,” he responds, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” (Luke 20:25).  Behind Jesus’ question and answer

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Don’t Worry

Jesus lived during the tumultuous days of the first century, in which the Jewish people lived under Roman occupation: a situation that created political, economic, and social unrest. In the midst of this turmoil, He instructed His followers, “Do not be anxious about your life … do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will

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