Jesus freaking out the religious people [John 6]

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Although religious people try, Jesus is not domesticated.  He freaks us out.  He says and does things which are not predictable or easy.  Well, at least that is what the New Testament records.  So how about it in life?  Being weirded out by Jesus is part of being a Christian. John 6 is a fascinating example.  Big crowds followed Jesus.  The disciples, fairly sensibly, voice concern about how everyone is going to be fed so far away from food.  Jesus then does a miracle with a boys lunch and everyone is amazed. …

fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;

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  Jude is an aggressive little letter. Basically it says there is a real struggle between those who are devoted to Christ because he is their hope, and those who are “devoted to Christ” for unhealthy reasons. When I was in seminary I remember a young pastor being taunted at a pastors’ breakfast on a Monday morning. He had asked one of the middle aged men (they seemed old to me back then) why they were teaching from a modern book instead of scripture. The laughed at him for ‘just …

Blessed Hope

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  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one …