Mary Got a Song to Sing

It was an ordinary day in a hardscrabble town situated in northern Judea. And then the extraordinary happened to a seemingly simple girl who had grown up in Nazareth, a village of about 400 residents. The place featured a collection of committed Jews by all accounts. That is, the families...

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Have You Caught Any Fish?

Imagine, your Master and Savior was arrested, tried, and crucified before your eyes. He was buried in a grave. And then came the third day as He rose up from the dead. You saw it all. You touched His alive again body. You watched Him eat before you. He told...

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Resurrection Words

“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His Name” (John 20:31). John the Apostle gave us the story of Jesus as he saw it and heard it. He said that he could...

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Done and Won

Darkness and Light. At war as never before. Evil meets good. Face to face. The world of lies against the Man of Grace and Truth. This is what comes to us in John 19. We have arrived at the climax of the Gospel records. The accounts related in the pages...

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A Moment with Truth

Religion and politics came together to face the Truth. And the result was the most significant confrontation in all of world history. That’s really the story that I read in Chapter 18 of the gospel of John. These two segments of society joined forces out of expedience. Jesus was shaking...

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Adam the Last, the Son of David

Strangers in a hostile world – this is what the disciples of Christ were and are to be. Jesus said so in John 16. This chapter of John’s gospel account is the conclusion of the discourse He gave to His men after the supper and after the washing of the...

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The True Vine and His Branches

“I am the True Vine.” Here we come to another of Jesus’ clear declarations about who He is. Have you noticed the way of a vine? A vine cannot stand alone. It is loose and flexible. It has no stiffness to it. A vine is made to draw through its...

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

The Way. The Truth. The Life. Jesus defined Himself – very clearly, very concretely in Chapter 14 of John. He made a declaration about who He is. The definite article “the” introduces each one of these realities about the Savior. There’s no wiggle room in these words that He spoke....

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Love As You Have Been Loved

The supper ended. Jesus rose from the table and proceeded to shock everyone in the room. The Apostles were stunned as their Master donned the garb of a household servant. He now wore a towel around His waist. He carried a basin full of fresh water. He bowed before each...

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