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The Message in Parables

It’s hard to imagine that the Jesus broken and bleeding on the cross is the almighty King of Kings and Lord of Lords – but this was God’s doing and it’s amazing. The religious leaders wanted to take Jesus out then, but they were afraid of the people because everyone realized that He was speaking against them. They left, knowing they couldn’t take him out in public, but they continued their plans to destroy Him. Continue reading

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The Perils of Wealth and the Wealth of the Resurrection

As we read these verses, we’re reminded that the resurrection wasn’t an afterthought of the disciples used to explain why they still followed Jesus after He was crucified; it was a pivotal teaching of Jesus. He taught them about it again and again. If the disciples were trying to sugar coat things, or make themselves look good, they would have written gospels that showed their faith in the resurrection and not the doubt and confusion at the cross. Continue reading

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December 31 – Seeing Strange Things in the New Year

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 “And they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, ‘We have seen strange things today!’” (Luke 5:26 NKJV) One day Jesus was teaching. Then, the crowds started coming … Continue reading

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August 30 – Who’s Your Daddy?

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 “Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.’” (John 8:42 … Continue reading

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August 14 – Tearing Down the Sin Barrier

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29 NKJV)  The religious leaders had been grilling … Continue reading

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November 30 – In It For The Money

Ezekiel 37-39 2 Peter 2 “Those false teachers only want your money, so they will use you by telling you lies. Their judgment spoken against them long ago is still coming, and their ruin is certain.” (2 Peter 2:3 NCV) … Continue reading

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July 10 – Benjamins or Not, It’s All About God

Job 41-42 Acts 16:22-40 “The police told the Roman officers what Paul said. When the officers heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were afraid. So they came and told Paul and Silas they were sorry and took … Continue reading

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June 9 – Looking For Truth in The Only Right Place

2 Chronicles 32-33 John 18:19-40 “Pilate said, ‘So you are a king!’ Jesus answered, ‘You are the one saying I am a king. This is why I was born and came into the world: to tell people the truth. And … Continue reading

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May 26 – There Are None So Blind As Those Who Think They See

1 Chronicles 28-29 John 9:24-41 “Some of the Pharisees who were nearby heard Jesus say this and asked, ‘Are you saying we are blind, too?’ Jesus said, ‘If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin. But since … Continue reading

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May 23 – Don’t Even Pick It Up

1 Chronicles 19-21 John 8:1-27 “Jesus raised up again and asked her, ‘Woman, where are they? Has no one judged you guilty?’ She answered, ‘No one, sir.’ Then Jesus said, ‘I also don’t judge you guilty. You may go now, … Continue reading

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