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January 24, 2016

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

In the parable of the Good Shepherd, Jesus compares the relationship to His followers with that of a shepherd and his flock. Have you ever heard of a cattle drive? In the American consciousness, the cattle drive evokes memories involved of cowboys on horseback moving herds of cattle long distances to market. However, sheep cannot…
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January 23, 2016

Known by the King

Known by the King

Being known by the King is absolutely critical. Jesus makes it perfectly clear that our best efforts to impress the world by our pious devotion to religion cannot save us. Saul of Tarsus lived and breathed religion and was lost. Apostle Paul was filled with the Spirit and was saved. Jesus must know who we…
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January 22, 2016

Great Faith

Great Faith

It is not human suffering that moves our Lord, but our great faith. There are significant changes in the life of faith after severe testing. Tragedy continues to strike, year after year, generation after generation. “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a…
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January 21, 2016

For You Are Highly Esteemed

For You Are Highly Esteemed

“For you are highly esteemed” is how some translations interpret this passage from the Book of Daniel.  The impact of this compliment comes from the fact that it is spoken by the angel Gabriel. The angel has just been dispatched from the throne of heaven. This makes one wonder and ask, how does a person…
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January 20, 2016

Blessed are Those Who Believe

Blessed are Those Who Believe

Blessed are those who believe. Poor doubting Thomas had to have proof that our Lord had indeed risen from the dead. “Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” Jesus provides for him the necessary proof but offers the blessing to those of us who can believe without…
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January 19, 2016

Help My Unbelief

Help My Unbelief

“Help my unbelief!” what an honest prayer! Our lack of belief still amazes the King. “O faithless generation, how long must I be among you? How long do I have to put up with you?”  It is believing that is the greatest hurdle for us, “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything…
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January 18, 2016

18. Everyone Who Lives

John 11:26 26 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?” Jesus asks us to believe the most amazing thing. It seems impossible. His promise defies everything we have ever known about mortality. We can scarcely imagine living forever, and never dying: and yet that is…
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January 17, 2016

17. Dying in Sin

John 8:24 24 That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.” Here in one verse lies the chilling reality of rejecting the only begotten Son of God. We are given the choice of whom to serve: a…
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January 16, 2016

16. Living in the Light

1 John 1:7 7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. God’s light is not stagnant, it is moving. Our Heavenly Father is teaching us to walk. As new Christians—infants,…
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January 15, 2016

The Log in Your Eye

The Log in Your Eye

The log in your eye blinds you to your own shortcomings. It is much easier to see the fault in someone else, even if his flaw is merely a reflection of your own. Jesus instructs us to look inward when it comes to judging. There are plenty of things wrong with everyone you see, but…
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