Don’t Bother Me With the Facts

  Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”  John 9:39 Read John 9:18-41 “I say, I say, don’t bother me with the facts son, I’ve already made up my mind.” A bit of wisdom from one of …

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What Will You Bring to the Pool?

Day 26 A Countdown to Listening to Jesus in the land of the Bible A certain man was there who had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, knowing that he had already been there a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” John 5:5-6 CEB Think …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 34

2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for in your sight shall no one living be justified.     Psalm 143:2 Read Psalm 141 & 143 The Motivation of Mercy It’s human nature to try and justify our actions. We take offense if someone challenges our way, and we try to defend our actions …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 29

23 And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”   Mark 9:23-24 Read Mark 9:14-29 If! “If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you.” Those of you who …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 24

37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.” Mark 7:37 Read Mark 7:24-37 The Astonishing Jesus Jesus is astonishing, isn’t He? I think so, but so many people don’t. Jesus’ ministry was so astonishing because the people alive at that …

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Raised from the Ashes: Lent – Day 18

  “But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.” Mark 5:33 Read Mark 5:21-43     The Whole Truth     When we take the witness stand in a courtroom, we put our left hand on the …

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Raised From the Ashes: Lent – Day 7

Lent – Wednesday, Day 7 “And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed” Mark 1:35 Read Mark 1:29-45   Lonely Places Generally speaking, loneliness is not good for us humans. However, we can acknowledge that there are times when we need …

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“Raised from the Ashes”: First Friday, The Power of the Cross

"Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins shall die." Ezekiel 18:4 Read Ezekiel 18: 1-9 The Power of the Cross Have you ever felt as though you were living with some sort of family curse? That may sound …

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God Never Takes A Day Off

Click Here to Read This Week's Gospel: Luke 13:10-17   What is the one thing you really need? Perhaps it's the healing of an illness. Maybe it's the reconciliation of a relationship. When you think about this one thing that is so important you fear it will never happen; it just seems impossible. You know …

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All That Is Hidden Will Be Revealed

This Week's Gospel - Click to Read: Luke 8:41-56 Jesus Heals the Woman With the Issue of Blood It is a sad commentary that some who come to faith in Jesus Christ think they can hide the fact from everyone around them. They want the healing that comes through Jesus, but they really do not …

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