Author Archives: Jared Moore

Putting Discipline Back Into Discipleship

  “Have we been so accustomed to cheap grace that we instinctively shy away from more demanding calls to obedience?” Richard Foster, The Celebration of Discipline Every Christian feels the pangs of this statement. We know we need discipline, but it … Continue reading

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Passing on Compassion

The temperature was in the single digits as the brisk northerly wind screamed over the frozen tundra of the Mississippi River and onto the property of my church. The forecast said that over the next 24 hours the temperature was … Continue reading

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Come Home to the Kingdom

I can’t get enough of Jesus. Not in a forgive-me-more-of-my-sins kind of way, but in a deeper way. There’s something about Jesus that hits me the way a freight train hits a farm truck on a country railroad crossing. It’s … Continue reading

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Advent Family Readings Week 4: Love

Download PDF version here Sunday, December 22nd Reading: Is. 7:10-14 Immanuel means, “God with us”. It’s an incredible gift that God has given us. Because of Jesus, we have the Spirit of God living inside of us–at all times. We … Continue reading

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Advent Family Readings Week 3: Joy

Download PDF version here Sunday, December 15th Reading: Luke 1:5-13 Joy is being able to see our hopes come true. Most of us wait all year long to see presents under the Christmas tree. We hope for them throughout the … Continue reading

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Advent Family Readings Week 2: Preparation

Download PDF version here Sunday, December 8th Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 This passage is full of images of lions and lambs eating straw together and babies playing with cobras. What makes these images so special? Jesus brings peace and safety. In preparation … Continue reading

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Advent Family Readings Week 1: Hope

Download PDF here Sunday, December 1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5 How do you think the Israelites felt that aſter years of horrible suffering at the hands of foreign enemies God was going to bring them comfort, peace, and forgiveness of sins? … Continue reading

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Making an Adventure Out of Advent

I was tired of Christmas feeling like a drive-by shooting; a loud bang, then all of a sudden I feel really tired and have an overwhelming sense of having been robbed. But there’s a different way, an ancient way, to … Continue reading

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Christian Immigration

I use the term “God-life” a lot. I’m not sure where I picked it up. It’s a bit awkward in how it rolls off the tongue. I think it means the life that God has called us each to live. … Continue reading

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The Maple Syrup Sabbath

I’ve recently commandeered the breakfast duties in my home. And today I thought I would try a french toast recipe. I’ve never made french toast before. Two hours later I regretted it. The directions said to take them off the … Continue reading

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