Category Archives: Hard Sayings

Daring Faith: Christian Consumerism

In a recent study included in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children were shown to overwhelmingly prefer the taste of food that comes in McDonald’s wrappers. In the study, preschool children sampled identical foods in packaging from McDonald’s and in … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Overrighteous

I was reading through Ecclesiastes tonight and I came across this passage: In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness. … Continue reading

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Matthew 23

Reading for Wednesday, July 11: Matthew 23 This chapter has to be one of the most sobering in the entire New Testament. Jesus does not mince words as He issues these woes or curses upon the religious leaders of the … Continue reading

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Luke 19

Reading for Thursday, March 29: Luke 19 In Luke 19, our journey to Jerusalem comes to an end. But not before a final redemption story and parable. The redemption story: Zacchaeus, the wealthy chief tax collector, a known swindler. He … Continue reading

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Luke 16

Reading for Monday, March 26: Luke 16 This chapter begins with a parable that is a bit more difficult to apprehend: the parable of the shrewd manager. It’s important to remember that not every action is commended in every story … Continue reading

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Luke 11

Reading for Monday, March 19: Luke 11 I’m late making today’s post, so I’ll keep it short. By now in Luke’s Gospel, we’re accustomed to the emphasis he places on Jesus’ prayer life. So it’s no surprise that Jesus teaches … Continue reading

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Luke 9: The Cost of Discipleship

Reading for Thursday, March 15: Luke 9 Luke 9 is really a pivot point in Luke’s Gospel. We find Jesus doing many of the same things Luke has already recorded: teaching, healing, casting out demons, performing miracles. But we also … Continue reading

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