Tag Archives: John

Praying in the Garden

This week we look at Jesus praying in the garden at Gethsemane. I found it interesting to discover what Gethsemane really means: do you know? I’ll let you know. I’ve also begun the process of using other people to read … Continue reading

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Recognizing and Exercising Authority

We often have problems with authority – especially when we aren’t the authority. We don’t want people telling us what to do. We’re independent by nature. Still, when it comes to Jesus, He is the authority. His authority comes from … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus and Learning To Minister To Others

Jesus understood that the indignation of the other ten disciples dealt more with their thirst for honor and power than with concern for the sake of the kingdom, and He gave them an example they could understand from real life. Continue reading

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From The Mountaintop to the Valley – a Healing Story

Today we look at the heights of a Spiritual Journey as Peter, James, and John head to the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, at the opposite end, in the depths of spirituality is the loving father who cries out “I … Continue reading

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Tax Collectors, Parties, and the Religious Elite – Mark 2:14-28

You know how it is if you’re not with the “right” people, the “in” group. They look at you funny, if they look at you. You’re ignored, forgotten, overlooked. Levi was one of the “wrong” people – a tax collector … Continue reading

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Calling the Disciples and Ministering in Capernaum – Mark 1:16-31

Mark moves Jesus’s story into Galilee quickly. In these 16 verses, Jesus calls His first four disciples, teaches in a synagogue, casts out a demon, and heals Peter’s mother-in-law. There are some interesting side trips along the way as we … Continue reading

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Finishing Thoughts – 1 John 5:13-21

We close out with I John as John leaves us with a number of finishing thoughts. We start by looking at the fact that we can know that we have eternal life and, knowing that, we can continue believing in … Continue reading

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God’s Testimony – 1 John 5:1-12

Something seems to be wrong with the process of inserting YouTube videos, so here’s the link to this week’s video: https://youtu.be/pNxsYfBgLsE In his gospel, John tells an amazing story. According to the story, Jesus needed to go through Samaria. That … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It – 1 John 4:11-21

In 1984, Tina Turner released a song called “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” In the song, it appears that she counsels people about falling in love, which is only a second hand emotion. A lot of popular songs … Continue reading

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Standing Firm for the Truth of Christ in Love – 1 John 2:1-14

At times, it seems like Christians have difficulty with the twin commands to stand for the truth and to show love to others. John shared the message of standing for the truth, but he also continued to proclaim the need … Continue reading

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