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Come and See

Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist. When John called Jesus “the Lamb of God,” Andrew and a friend began to tail Jesus like two detectives. Sensing He was being followed, Jesus turned and asked them point-blank what they wanted. Without hesitation, they said...

Out of The Spotlight

“It’s not about you.” That is the first sentence in Rick Warren’s book, Purpose – Driven Life. That is a surprise opening for writing purchased by tens of millions of people. I think if he were alive today, John would agree with that challenging proposal. John the...

It’s Not About Me

Ten years ago, God was teaching me how to get free from myself. He clearly (and somewhat painfully) revealed that I was living a self-centered, self-absorbed life. For the next two years, I said these four words at least once every day: “It’s not about me.” At first...

As Plain as Day

John the Baptist was a hot item in his culture for a brief interval of time. When asked who he was, said he wasn’t the Messiah, wasn’t Elijah, wasn’t the prophet, and wasn’t the main attraction. Instead, he called himself messenger, a herald. He announced the upcoming...

You First

John the Baptist was causing quite a stir in Israel. Multitudes were coming to him to be baptized in the muddy waters of the Jordan River. For that short season, he was a rock star—the most famous man in Israel.  It’s nice when people think highly of you. Don’t...

Second Chance

‘Mulligan’ is a golfing term used mostly by ‘golfers’ like me who might be called ‘floggers.’ A mulligan is a second chance, a free opportunity to try again and do better. Jesus came to give His life so He could offer you and me a mulligan—a fresh shot at life. Anyone...