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Jess Ennis: good picture choices tell a story, online or in print
Britain has fallen in love. The object of our affection? Jessica Ennis, UK's heptathlon gold medal winner. Before each Olympic games, UK chooses someone to be 'the face of the Olympics'. Their picture becomes a tangible shorthand that sums up our Olympic team and hopes. Picture choice is vital, both online and offline.
Squeezed to Obey - #6415
Two thousand years ago the Gospel spread around the world by first breaking out of Jerusalem because some people were pushed and squeezed to do it, and right now He might be doing the same thing with you. If you're like my children or you're like the first century Jerusalem Christians, maybe you have to be squeezed to obey.
"As for me and my house": Joshua 24:15
Joshua's famous confession of faith in God. Joshua challenges the Israelites to choose who they will serve--but Joshua and his family are committed to serving God, no matter what the others decide.
"Choose" in the Bible: John 15:16
We don't, and can't, do anything to save ourselves. This verse tells us that it is God who chooses us for salvation, not the other way around.
The End of the Maze - #5828
The way that leads out of the maze; the way that leads to God's forgiveness, to personal peace and to heaven is the Man who died for every sin you have ever done and walked out of His grave to prove that He alone can give eternal life.
Choice - a Christian perspective
Joshua presents the Israelites with a critical choice: serve God, or serve the false gods of their ancestors. He publicly states his decision to follow God.
"Choose" in the Bible: Deuteronomy 30:19
The spiritual choice put before us today is straightforward: choose the path of sin and spiritual death, or the path of Jesus Christ and spiritual life. In this verse, the Old Testament Israelites are encouraged, as we are today, to choose the latter.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Treasure in the Dirt - #5593
But remember what happened in that garden. They found precious treasure in the dirt; in a place you would never expect to find it. That's how it is with really getting close to Jesus. The greatest treasures are often found in the grit and dirt of our pain and our pressure.