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Trust Jesus, Even if He Doesn’t Look the Part

Most of God’s Chosen Don’t Look the Part As we march on through Lent, ever closer to the Cross and the Resurrection, we should consider who it is that we trust.  Many at the time of Jesus thought that He was a false prophet because He “did not look the …

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Our Cross to Bear

A Variety of Lessons The text his week is John 9: 1-41.  This is the tale of a man given his sight by Jesus and his reaction and the reaction to this of the religious authorities.  There are multiple lessons that can be drawn from this lengthy passage and discussed.  …

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I’m For God and a Bag of Flour

Huh? At least 30 years ago I was reading an article about the situation in Palestine.  I don’t really need to reread it, the situation in Palestine is exactly the same today.  The reporter had interviewed a resident and was asking them about how he got along in such a …

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Exploding Barriers and Minds

No Ordinary Guy As our journey continues during the Lenten season toward the Cross, we see Jesus traveling through Samaritan country.  The text this week is John 4: 5-42.  This passage tells of the encounter between Jesus and the woman at the well.  It is an extraordinary encounter on several …

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Have We Turned Around?

The Meaning of Repentance As we move forward in our Lenten journey, ever closer to the Cross and the empty tomb which lays beyond, it is helpful to ask ourselves if we are actually moving in the right direction.  That is, have we turned around toward that Cross.  The very …

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The Big Truth

Why Does This Remind Us of Football? The text this week is John 3: 1-17.  This for me always reminds me of the crazy looking guy at football games.  You know the one, the dude with the multi-colored hair, who is always holding up a sign that says John 3:16.  …

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