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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The Good Shepherd Who Became the Door

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6). “…The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out” (John 10:3) Jesus declares His heart for people in John 10. He tells us clearly that He is the...

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The Light of Forgiveness

A woman was caught in the “very act” of adultery and brought to Jesus. She was thrown at His feet right there in the Temple, in the house of mercy. A number in the mob there had started to gather stones to throw at her. Tragically, as we read through...

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The Man Who Knew His Place

“Behold the Lamb.” John the Baptist said this twice in the first chapter of the Apostle John’s gospel. The Apostle was a follower of the Baptist, along with his brother James and Andrew, the brother of Peter. All of these men were fishermen by trade. And then along came the...

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Courage in Our Strange World

Proverbs 7 is a chapter about an unwise guy who wanders into trouble. It’s a scene that takes place in the twilight. A foolish young man has allowed himself to be led into temptation. And the results are not good. He falls into the trap set for him. It is...

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Longsuffering

In Revelation 5 a Lamb prevails worthy to open the seven- sealed scroll. This Lamb had been slain, an obvious reference to Christ Himself, who rose from the grave. In Revelation 6 the seals are one by one removed from the scroll, thus opening it. At the opening of the...

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The Songs of Jeremiah

Jeremiah was a prophet, not a bullfrog as the old Three Dog Night song once told us. Anyone who listened to Top 40 radio in the early 1970s had to have heard “Joy to the World” about all the boys and girls and the fishes in the deep blue sea....

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The Way of Honor

“Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). Honor your father and your mother — tucked right into the Ten Commandments are these words that carry a significant God-promise. I believe that the...

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