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The New Testament tells a wonderful story about a beggar who knew how to dream (Mark 10:46-52).  Blind Bartimaeus sat on the side of the road, probably with a group of other unfortunate friends and professional beggars.  When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he shouted toward Him…but not for money.  Bartimaeus had an urgent…

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Without revelation people cast off restraint… (Proverbs 29:18) A true leader has eyesight that is wide-angled.  Like a camera lens that encompasses a panoramic view, the man who is able to see farther than what others see has the characteristic of a great leader and equipper of others.  What does he actually see?  Does he see the problems ahead…

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Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes… (1 Corinthians 1:1) Paul knew who he was! He remembered the encounter he had with the Lord on the road to Damascus. His early days of following Jesus, in the face of those who still probably feared him,…

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“Now these are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive to Babylon (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to their own town).” (Ezra 2:1) Preservation Hall is a musical venue in the French Quarter, founded to protect, preserve, and…

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“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.” (Jonah 1:3) Have you ever tried to run away from God’s call on your…

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“Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So, he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see…

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