Calling

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A Big Invite

“I’m here inviting outsiders, not insiders—an invitation to a changed life, changed inside and out.” Luke 5:32 (The Message) Have you ever wanted to be invited to a party or a big game that you had no shot at going to unless you knew someone? Essentially, you were an outsider with no hope. Maybe it stung or maybe you just accepted the…

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The Call to be “All In”

“After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, ‘Follow Me.’ And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him.” Luke 5:27-28 (NASB) Imagine being at your absolute lowest point in life, and then being noticed by someone great. Ugh – just sounds embarrassing and…

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The Price to Pay

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” Luke 3:10-11 (ESV) As the crowds gathered around John and began to respond to his challenge to them to live differently as true believers, they asked what…

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THE Blockbuster

John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 (ESV) Imagine the biggest blockbuster movie ever, being promoted and advertised for thousands of years, and it was finally time…

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Steadfast & Abundant

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 Any time there’s a direct imperatives in the Bible, it’s a good idea to pay close attention. Paul gives the Corinthians, and us, instructions on how to stand in this world in light…