Provocative Bible Verses: Being The Biggest Loser for Jesus

There is a television program called "The Biggest Loser". The premise of the show is a group of extremely overweight people compete to see which one of them will loose the most weight over the course of several weeks. It may be the only time in western culture in which the winner is actually the …

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You’re Already Dead if You are Following Jesus

One of my favorite books of all time is Band of Brothers written by Stephen Ambrose. It was turned into an award-winning mini-series on HBO. The story followers Easy Company of the 506th Battalion of the 101st Airborne division from their time in training in Georgia, to D-Day in Normandy, all the way to the …

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Provocative Contentment: Would Jesus Wear a Rolex on His TV Show?

Woke up this mornin’ turned on my TV set There in livin’ color was something’ I can’t forget This man was preachin’ at me, yeah, layin’ on the charm Asking me for 20 with 10,000 on his arm He wore designer clothing and a big smile on his face Selling me salvation while they sang …

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What is the Direction of Your Relationship With Jesus?

Think of it this way. Right now is your relationship with Jesus characterized more by Him coming towards you, or you going towards Him? Is Jesus pursuing the relationship with you or are you pursuing the relationship with Him? My contention is that most people would have to answer that the direction of the relationship …

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Provocative Bible Verses: Working at Your Salvation

The Bible is not nearly as complicated as people make it out to be. Yet, what I have learned is that it is simple enough that the least astute child can understand it's depths and deep enough that the most skilled of scholars can never fully grasp it's implications. This verse from Philippians comes to …

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