The Great Miracle of Forgiveness

She crashed the dinner party, just to get to Jesus. It was an embarrassing moment for the religious man who’d extended the invitation to the Son. Yes, Jesus chose to eat at the house of Simon, a Pharisee, even though He had pronounced woes upon these religious ones. He was...

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The Son of Man is Lord of All

“I will show you what someone is like who comes to Me, hears My words, and acts on them:  He is like a man building a house…” (Luke 6:47-48). What kind of house do would you like to build? That is the point that Jesus makes at the end of...

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Something More Than Fresh

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, it will spill, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine should be put into fresh wineskins. And no one, after drinking old wine, wants new, because he says, ‘The old is...

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Jesus Goes Home

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of...

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Jesus in the Battle

The gospel of Luke begins by showing us how the Son entered into life on earth. Mary conceived through the Holy Spirit and Jesus was born. He entered into a family led by Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth. The Savior grew up in that town, and people saw Him and...

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Jesus in Our River

Jesus showed up at the river. We read about this moment in all of the gospels. He came and put Himself among those who saw themselves as sinners. His compassion as the Good Shepherd brought Him there. These lost ones were precisely the people He came to seek and to...

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His Rags, Our Riches

“And she gave birth to her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”  “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a Baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” What was it...

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Face Trials with the Word and the Spirit

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,” (1 Peter 4:1). Think as Jesus thought. Sounds like a tough assignment, does it not? The good news is that we have the same...

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