What is the evidence of being a genuine disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond- servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow…

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“Never Again?”

Scott C Johnson

life-is-the-word-typographyI read this Scripture, in a book I usually skim (quickly) through, and I heard the still, small voice of God explode from the His word and open my eyes.

“Do not stand by while your neighbor’s blood is shed” – Leviticus 19:16

There are people all over this planet dying this second.  From starvation, disease, war, genocide, murder, crime, and senseless acts of violence.  But here we are.  Fighting about the Confederate Flag or suddenly becoming a Constitutional Law expert on the latest thing out of Washington.

After the Holocaust and the end of World War 2, the world cried out as one saying “Never again!”  After the Rwandan Genocide, the world cried “Never again!”  All the history classes I ever sat through went through great pains to emblazoned on my brain the phrase, “Never Again!”

But…I’m afraid, at least for myself, that it’s really simple to chant a…

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