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Listen for the First Time

These words are so familiar, we hear them on autopilot:   Luke 22:20 (NIV) After the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”   Imagine hearing … Continue reading

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Listen Like Jesus

I sometimes wonder how Jesus made it through this last week of his earthly life–the last meal together, betrayed by a friend, a kangaroo-court of lies, pain and ever-greater pain. Did he keep one ear tuned to the words his … Continue reading

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Hear . . . and Do

Gotta hand it to these two unnamed disciples. They followed instructions:   Matthew 21:1-2 (NIV) Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with … Continue reading

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Keep Listening for Lent

  I’ve been through Lent more than 60 times. How about you?     Been there, done that This story never grows old Every year of life changes me. Every person is different. And God has a new message for … Continue reading

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Who’s Listening?

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Listening, Day 1

  OK, Lord, I spoke less today. But I can’t say that I listened more.      This listening for Lent is harder than I thought.

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Closed Mouth, Open Ears

  Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth.   Everybody else has something to say, but Jesus is silent.  Maybe Jesus is intently listening to the lies spoken about him. Or maybe he … Continue reading

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Listen for Lent

Most people give up something for Lent. Just to be different, sometimes I add something for Lent.     This year, I’m going to listen for Lent.      That’s what God told me to do (at least, that’s what … Continue reading

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Quickest to Listen

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“Listen with the Ears of God”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) called for radical obedience to Christ. A witness to his death in a Nazi prison camp wrote, “I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.” Bonhoeffer knew how to … Continue reading

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