Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: salvation

Losing our life for him

  Jesus said, “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?” Luke 9:24-25   Do those words puzzle you? What on earth did Jesus […]

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Jesus hears our pain

  During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Hebrew 5:7   Before Easter, I often think of what Jesus went through in the Garden of […]

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When he calls us to follow

As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed […]

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A leap of faith

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  39  (January 3, 2007) – from A Firm Place to Stand by Marja Bergen “…faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrew 11:1) A leap of faith, from not believing in a God to trusting in him – someone I couldn’t even […]

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