Half Empty: What's Keeping You from a Full Life in Christ? -- Including Others (Especially who are Different)

In the parable of the great banquet, it speaks about a host that commands his servants “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys…bring the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” Who are these people? Losers? Outcasts of society? Second class citizens? Or God’s beloved children? What does this parable teach us about the kingdom of God? How can the body of Christ be more inclusive to the special needs community?

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Half Empty: What's Keeping You from a Full Life in Christ? -- The Importance of Reading God's Word

Do you have a crystal clear picture of what God wants you to think, say, and do? Odds are, if you don’t, it’s because you haven’t been spending as much time reading God’s Word. With the start of a new school year, it is a great time to start new rhythms in your family life AND your spiritual life, including regular time reading the Bible.

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Shuffle: A Random Collection of Favorite Topics -- Do Not Put the Lord Your God to the Test

The Lord led the Israelites in the wilderness, and they faced various “testing”. When they camped at Rephidim, they complained and grumbled about the water supply. Just like the children of Israel, we question God and put Him to the test. How easily we forget what God has done for us! No wonder our Lord instructed us to ask the Father not only to give us “our daily bread” (Matt. 6:11) but also to protect us from temptation (Matt. 6:13).

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