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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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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Depression

Elijah “came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die.” Also, Job spoke, “Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.” And “Jacob awaked out of his sleep,...

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Inner Beauty

Some days no thoughts come. Too much sugar in last night’s snack? Maybe. The Complexity of a man’s soul; body and spirit also, make for an exciting life of wonder. Victor Frankl defined some of the complexity as the tension between objectivity and subjectivity in a person’s inner being. He...

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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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Holy as He is Holy

“…  As he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’ (1 Peter 1:15-16). Be holy. It’s a tall order, too tall for us to reach really. And yet, there it is written for us. Given...

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Two Men

Two brothers approached and offered God yield of their life occupations. One offered a sheep, the other fruit. God respected one offering, the other, He rejected. The Genesis story describes two men and their God, two men shaped in iniquity, two men born outside the presence of the Almighty, two...

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