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Five Kinds of People Who Don’t Believe

The 7-day Feast of Tabernacles was one of the most popular Jewish festivals in Jesus’ day, and for good reason. The Feast was full of meaningful rituals and traditions. The people ate and slept in temporary shelters. Every morning they … Continue reading

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Judgment​ and Mercy

The story of Karla Faye Tucker is heartbreaking. Karla Faye dropped out of school at an early age and followed her mom into a life of prostitution and drugs. When she was in her 20’s she started dating an older … Continue reading

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Sent to Save

 “A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years of studying books.” – Henry Longfellow A wise man approached Jesus at night for a conversation. The man was Nicodemus, a well-respected and influential religious … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

Some people believe that Jesus was mild-mannered, politically correct, and tame, like a supernatural Mr. Rogers. Jesus is God and God is love so they envision Jesus as eternally passive. This misconception keeps people from getting to know the real … Continue reading

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Save the Best for Last

In the first half of his Gospel, the Apostle John describes a series of signs that Jesus performed in order to show his true identity. These were more than just miracles, they were powerful acts done for a specific purpose: … Continue reading

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Is Your Religion Good Enough?

Weddings were an important part of Jewish life in the first century. In John 2:1-12, we read a story about Jesus attending a wedding with his disciples. Jesus didn’t preach a sermon, but he did show the surprised guests and his … Continue reading

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