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Effective Relationship Building


Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot . . .  Mark 3:18 Jesus called twelve disciples to be His apostles. Mark lists the first three as Peter, James, and John; and the last as Judas Iscariot. In between are eight others. The New Testament gives us four different listings for […]

A Lesson on Love From Children

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. Mark 10:15-16 The disciples weren’t happy that Jesus was spending time with children. Didn’t He have more […]

A New Way of Life

No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be […]

Is It Payback Time?

Newspaper columnist and minister George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. “I do not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him, I want to hurt him as much as he has me.” David feels just like […]