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Repentance isn’t a religious word…

Luke, a 1st century physician, wrote an accurate account of the life of Jesus which included His birth and early years, including information about Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist. Luke did a meticulous investigation of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection … Continue reading

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A Different GOAT

There’s not been much talk about the GOAT in sports recently, but this week I was reading some things Jesus said that actually relate to a better meaning of the GOAT. Whether you’re a follower of Jesus or not, what … Continue reading

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Despair and Hope

When your soul’s in despair, change your focus. In light of what’s going on in culture there are times I feel a sense of despair as did the author of Psalm 42 which I just read. In these times of … Continue reading

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HE’S NOT HERE – HE IS RISEN

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. Of course, one of the most significant places we visited … Continue reading

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LOVE LETTERS

Actual love letters may not be used much today, but when I was in a serious dating relationship with Janet (now my wife of nearly 44 years) we wrote love letters to each other one summer. We wrote these letters … Continue reading

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TRIALS, ABANDONMENT & ABUSE

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. Late Thursday night Jesus was betrayed and arrested in the … Continue reading

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Gethsemane and Blood Clover

Reviewing some photos from our trips to Israel caused me to reflect on the things that took place as Jesus was arrested, falsely tried, crucified and raised from the dead. On Thursday, Jesus gathered with His disciples in an upper … Continue reading

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Lawlessness Destroys Love

As I was preparing for my men’s small group yesterday, I reviewed a portion of Chapter One of The Good And Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith. He said Paul showed us how to ruin our lives without even trying … Continue reading

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The Importance of Stepping Out Of The Traffic

After sharing some closing thoughts with our staff this past week, one of our newer staff members, Dee Mathis, stopped me and asked: “What’s the one thing you’d say is most important as a staff member?”  She said she’d watched … Continue reading

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Pharisees and Prostitutes

In Luke 7, there’s an amazing historical account of Jesus visiting with a Pharisee named Simon, and while in Simon’s home a prostitute enters.  She washes Jesus’ feet with her tears & dries them with her hair. She kisses his … Continue reading

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