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    Jesus was always very clear on what was his purpose on earth. At the young age of twelve, he told his parents, “didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” (Luke 2:49). Later he declared, “I have come that [my sheep] may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). In order to give that abun […]

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    “I am writing you a new command,” the Apostle John told his readers (5 John 6:² ). That command is to love others as we have been loved. ¦Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,” he repeated in 5 John 8:55.  God didn’t just say he loved us.  “This is how we know what love us: Jesus Chris […]

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    “I am writing you a new command,” the Apostle John told his readers (1 John 2:8). That command is to love others as we have been loved. “Since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,” he repeated in 1 John 4:11. God didn’t just say he loved us. “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ […]

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    Where is Your Heart?
    Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Your treasure is the thing that is most important to you. Maybe it’s your job, investments, a new house, or a new car, your spouse or children. Regardless of your particular passion, your treasure is what you think ab […]

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    Did you know that “Eucharist” comes from the Greek word for thanksgiving, or gratefulness?
    – So sharing communion with each other during worship service is the very act of gratitude & thanksgiving!
    One of the most touching reminders of this occurred a few years ago at Vancouver’s Church of the Good Shepherd, on a Sunday the Ch […]

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    In order to be his disciple, we must follow Jesus. In addition to following him, Jesus informed his disciples that there are other requirements to being a disciple. In Mark 8:34 we read, “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cros […]

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    “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by people. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what you right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in […]

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    We live with one of two perspectives: a worldly or an eternal perspective. Living with a worldly perspective implies that we “store up for [ourselves] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19).
    Our culture tells us that the more things we own the happier we will be. I […]

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    Faith empowers us to give generously. What we do with the money in our checkbooks is a reflection of the condition of our hearts. Our willingness to give is an indicator of where the priorities in our lives are. Tithing (giving 10 percent) is a statement of faith. With hearts filled with the love of Christ, his love will be visible in wha […]

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    First-fruits giving means that we give to God first rather than giving God the leftovers after our own needs are met. When we give our first-fruits, no matter what the gift, we acknowledge that God is first in our lives and that he is the owner and giver of all that we have. First-fruits giving expresses the special relationship that we […]