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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Have you ever heard of that well known idiom, “Home is where the heart is”? If you’re not familiar, it means that your home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection. And often, it’s not a house at all. Instead, it’s a special relationship. So maybe a husband or wife, a parent or child, or a loved one that is so special that nowhere feels ...

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Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

After Lazarus dies in John chapter 11, Jesus meets his sister Martha on the road to the tomb. Now, Martha is obviously grieving the loss of her brother. So Jesus consoles her by saying, “Your brother will rise again”. But when Martha hears that, she assumes He’s talking about the resurrection that will take place on the last day. So Jesus clarifies, “I am the resur...

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Is He insane or is He God?

In John 10:20, there is much debate over who Jesus is. In fact, “Many of the religious leaders said, ‘He has a demon, and is insane: why listen to Him?’” And if you just look at the immediate context, you can totally understand their accusation of insanity....

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Conclusive Evidence to Worship Jesus

In John 9, Jesus heals a man born blind. So for confirmation, the religious leaders investigated the situation. And in every step of the process, the evidence was conclusive. It was consistent and confirming that Jesus gave physical sight to a man born physically blind; which obviously points us to the reality that Jesus is the one who gives spiritual sight, life, to th...

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Abraham Never Died

In John 8:51, Jesus declared, “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” Now that’s an amazing promise; that those who believe in Jesus Christ will never see death. What’s equally amazing is that moments later, Jesus goes on to say to the Jews who were listening to Him, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day. He saw it ...

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You Will Never See Death

How often do you think about death? And when you think about it, are you filled with questions? Where do you go? Who’s there? And what is it like? Well, Jesus has some incredible words for you in John 8:51 when He says, “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word, he will never see death.” Now how is that possible? Don’t we all know Christians who h...

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Who is this Jesus Really?

Who is this Jesus really? Is He the Prophet? Is He the Messiah? Is He from the line of David? That’s what the crowd was asking in John chapter 7. In fact, verse 43 tells us, “There was a division among the people over Jesus.”...

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Life Stinks and then You Die!

“Life stinks and then you die!” At least that’s the view of a cynical bumper sticker that I just saw the other day. Now why do you think its author would characterize life in such hopeless and meaningless terms? And more importantly, is it a true statement? Is that all there is? Or does life have a greater purpose?...

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No Pain. No Gain!

You’ve heard the well-known saying, “No pain. No gain!” We use it all the time when we’re talking about exercising, being willing to endure the difficulty of running and lifting weights so that you can experience the benefit of a body that’s healthy and in great shape....

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Comfort Regardless of the Calamity

Are you worried about the things that are going on in your life? Are you anxious about your job, your health, your finances, and all the issues that are going on in the world right now? Where is peace to be found? Where are comfort and hope and perspective?...

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Only Jesus is Essential for Life

What do you really need in this life? I mean, what are the essentials? If you had to create a list of the things that are critical for your life, what would they be? And how many things should be on the list? Health professionals say that there are six essentials: food, water, shelter, rest, exercise, and air....

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Bread, Water, and Light All Point to Jesus

Have you realized that one of the reasons that God created bread is so that when Jesus Christ came into the world, He could use it as illustration of what it means to believe in Him? The same is true of water and of light and of every good thing that God has made. “All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16)....

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Do You Know About Jesus or Do You Believe In Jesus?

What is your favorite verse in the entire bible? I asked that question to a gentleman just the other day over coffee. And he quickly answered like many would, “John 3:16 of course.” So I asked him why? He said, "Because it’s so clearly tells me about Jesus. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. That whoever believes in Him should not pe...

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Born Again Christian. Is There Another Kind?

Have you ever been asked, are you one of those born again Christians? Now it has always fascinated me that by the question itself, the asker is suggesting that there are born again Christians, and there are Christians who are not born again....

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Did Jesus Know that He was Going to Die?

Have you ever asked the question, did Jesus know that He was going to die? When He began His earthly ministry, did He know that it would end on a cold wooden cross, that He would be crucified, dead and buried, and rise again on the third day?...

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Witnesses that Convict Jesus as the Messiah

Do you know what is essential in a court of law to convict a person of a crime? Witnesses. And what nails down a conviction? Many witnesses, who are all saying the same thing....

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The Word Made Flesh

In the opening verses of the gospel of John, he identifies Jesus as the Word, the Message, who is synonymous with God. Listen for yourself. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”...

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