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    • December 31, 2018
    • Excuses
    • Ty Thomas
    • It’s a Sabbath and Jesus is invited to dine with a prominent Pharisee which He accepts, knowing full well that they are just waiting for Him to make a wrong move. First off, they have positioned a crippled man in front of Jesus, never to shy away from a challenge He heals the man. He quiets their mumbling when He points out that if a son of theirs was lost on the Sabbath, would they not go and look for him? Throughout this chapter, Christ extols the virtue of people helping the cripples, the poor and those that cannot help themselves. When a wealthy man tries to invite his friends to a big banquet, they end up changing their mind this makes the man angry and invites many of the so called “dregs of humanity” to come and dine, and remember, these are the people with whom Jesus regularly associated.

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    • January 6, 2019
    • Embracing the Mission
    • Ty THomas
    • The first passage that Jesus read on day one of His ministry was Isaiah 61:1-4 and when He said He fulfilled that Old Testament prophecy, the Jews got angry and wanted to kill Him. The church is more that concrete and steel and nice furnishings, that’s only part of it. Christians are the church family and when the bible talks of church, it’s the living part they are referring to. Are you part of the church or do you just attend church? Are you a player or a spectator? Why don’t we get involved? It’s mostly because its uncomfortable, we need to put aside our fears and be a reflector of God’s glory to people that would otherwise never see the inside of a church building never mind read the bible. Remember, we are the only bible that a some people read, so make sure you are walking in God’s glorious light to lead others out of the darkness.