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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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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Mud That Made a Man See

For a man near the Temple, the day started as every one of his days had started — in darkness. Born blind, he could recognize the sunrise only as he felt the warmth on his face. Never had he witnessed the dawn, the moment when light breaks over the horizon...

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Glory, Lifter of My Head

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.   Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.   But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine...

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Staying Power

"He that sits down in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, Whose power no foe can withstand." (Psalm 91:1, combined translation)

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Three Big Little Words

“And God said …” These are three big words that come to us again and again throughout Genesis 1, the chapter that opens our Bibles. The Lord spoke at that first Creation moment to announce Light. And Light came to an earth without form. All was void, empty, and covered...

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Jesus Listened to His Mother

A wedding, and a small town wedding at that. Something really big happened in Cana of Galilee, a village on a hill outside of Capernaum. That’s the scene where Jesus, seemingly reluctantly, chose to demonstrate His miracle power for the first time. Simply, Jesus rescued a party. He did it...

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Be Strong and Courageous

A test was once conducted where 10 high school students were placed in one room and shown three lines of varying lengths. The students were told to raise their hands when the instructor pointed to the longest line. In reality, only one student was being tested. Nine of the students...

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