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Luke 6:37-49

Jesus calls us to a radical love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Even our best intentions can be marred by our sin.  It is imperative, then, that we always check our hearts and our "fruits" before we address conflict, confrontation, or discipline.  Once we have seen the 'beam of wood' in our own eyes will we be able to help a brother or sister see the speck in their own.  If we are still blind to our sins, then we will only lead someone else who is blind into a pit.  

Follow Me

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 3:55pm

Follow: go after (someone) in order to observe or monitor; treat as a teacher or guide

Luke 5:27-28: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

Pilot Training

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 2:38pm

TRAINING: the action of teaching (a person or animal) a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time

While I was working as a shift manager for Pilot Travel Centers, I always had fun trying to tell people what I did for a living.  
"So where do you work?"
"I work at Pilot."  
"You're a pilot?!"  
...
"Not quite...I work at a Travel Center...okay, it's a truck stop..."

The Christian Anomaly

Submitted by Jarrod Crawford on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:46pm

ANOMALY: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected

Bannerman, in Church of Christ, writes: "A solitary Christian is worse than a contradiction, he is an anomaly, standing out against the express institution of God, which has appointed the fellowship of believers in one Church, and made provision in its outward ordinances for their union and edification.  The Christian society is a kingdom, set up by express Divine appointment, and differs from every other society on earth in this remarkable fact, that the builder and maker of it is God."