Archive May 2019

Restored

“Again Peter denied it. And immediately a rooster crowed.” – John‬ ‭18:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “Take him yourselves and crucify him,” Pilate said. “I find him not guilty.” – John‬ ‭19:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Three times Peter denied Christ. Three times Pilate pronounced Him not guilty. They both knew who Jesus was and denied Him; one by word, the

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True Eternal Life

“And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.” – John‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Most people (Christians included) think that “eternal life” means living forever in heaven. But Jesus had a different definition for eternal life. For Him, eternal life is

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Whadda Ya Know?

“There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now.” – John‬ ‭16:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬ One of the graces of God is that He reveals His person, plan, and purpose to us progressively. He knows we cannot handle everything all at once, so He only doles out what we need

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Peace

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Jesus gives His followers many gifts, but perhaps the most often ignored is peace. I am convinced that peace is not only

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Proper Use of Authority

Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. – John‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬ What would you do with supreme authority if it was given to you? Would your right every wrong, punish every evil doer, or bring order to our mixed

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The Story’s Not Over

But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” – John‬ ‭11:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Too often God seems to fall short of our expectations. This never happens because God is unable

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A Friend in Your Need

Jonathan went to find David and encouraged him to stay strong in his faith in God. – 1 Samuel‬ ‭23:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Do you have friends that encourage you to stay strong in your faith in God? Most of us have friends that encourage us when times are tough. But how that encouragement comes is different.

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The Power of Choice

For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. – Proverbs‬ ‭15:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬ There is a story about two kids that were promised that something great awaited them in the next room. The first walked in and found a huge pile of toys. After a few minutes, he

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Blinding Fear

So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David…Saul was then afraid of David, for the Lord was with David and had turned away from Saul…When Saul recognized this, he became even more afraid of him…Saul became even more afraid of him, and he remained David’s enemy for the rest of his

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Believe What?

“Unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” – John‬ ‭8:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ It is not just that you believe in Jesus, but what that is important. The big problem of Jesus is not what He did, not what He taught, but what He said about Himself.

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