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November 13, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Love Does

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)...Keep Reading

Tags: Outreach, Missions

November 6, 2012 0 comments

Guest Blogger: Anthony Varesio (November 6, 2012)

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:19-22)...Keep Reading

Tags: NewLife, Guest Blogger

October 30, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

President Jesus

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15)...Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus, Politics

October 23, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

A word from the prophet of God

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)...Keep Reading

Tags: Prophecy

October 16, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What is your battle?

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)...Keep Reading

Tags: Discipleship

October 9, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Who were you carrying the stone for?

“Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.” (1 Corinthians 4:5)...Keep Reading

Tags: Discipleship

October 2, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Thank You (2012)

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’ When he saw them, he said, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him” and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.’” (Luke 17:11-19)...Keep Reading

Tags: Discipleship

September 25, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Football and ice cream and Jesus

“Everything is permissible for me” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me” but I will not be mastered by anything. (1 Corinthians 6:12)...Keep Reading

Tags: Discipleship

September 18, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The embrace of the Father

My favorite story in the Bible is the parable of the Prodigal Son, told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32. The brief summary of the story is that a father had two sons, and the younger son, desiring his independence, asked his father for his share of the inheritance so that he could take it and leave. Of course, this was an incredibly disrespectful thing to do, as the son was basically telling his father that he was as good as dead to him and that he preferred his money over him. But the father obliged, and the son went off to a distant land where he lived it up until the money ran out. The only job he could find was feeding pigs, until it got so bad that he found himself longing to eat the food the pigs were eating. He finally came to his senses and realized that he could have it better off as a servant in his father’s house. And so the son went home, practicing his “I’m sorry” speech as he went. But what happened next was completely unexpected:...Keep Reading

Tags: God

September 11, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

So What?

Sixteen years ago, in June of 1996, I began my first assignment in ministry, as the summer Youth Programs Coordinator at South United Methodist of Manchester. I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, and I’m quite sure that none of those kids remember much of what I had to say. But as I fumbled around in my attempts to get through to a bunch of distracted teens with glazed-over eyes, I found that there was one question that was absolutely essential to answer:...Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus