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Saturday mornings can be rough. The weekend is starting, and there are 48 hours in front of me. What do I do with them? The problem isn’t so much “what do I need to do?” (that list is usually long, clear and urgent), but “what should I do?” 

Sometimes, it's what you don't say that is the most encouraging.

As the news about Jesus spread beyond the epicenter of Jerusalem and was believed by people outside the original Jewish community, one question that quickly arose is, "Just how Jewish should these new people be required to become?" Some wanted high performance and high standards: all the Jewish laws must be kept!

In the world of sports, winning a championship can have a delayed impact on a team’s fan’s, especially when the team was not really expected to win: there is a minimum of hype, and then, suddenly, “What? We won?!” For days, there will be unplanned smiles and texts to other sports fans.
 
I wonder if this is what it was like for the earliest followers of Jesus.

With books, you can cheat: even if you don’t read the last chapter ahead of time, you know where the end is. But in the rest of life, there are many times when we can not know how much longer we have. We hope we can hold on, but in the end, we don’t really know. And this can be unsettling.

I've added a new Bible study, "Paul on Work," here.