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The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

The story goes that a friend once asked the famous theologian Martin Luther what his plans were for the following day. Luther is said to have replied something to the effect of, “Work, work, from morning until late at night. In fact, I have so much to do that I shall...

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Through Christ, We Can All Be Justified

After Jesus’ perfectly beautiful encounter with the woman in John 8, he tells her, “Go, and from now on sin no more.” So she starts going to church, tithes ten percent, volunteers at the animal shelter, always drives five miles under the speed limit, and lives a...

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The Truth Will Set You Free

What God Asks Of Us Is Not Easy

Have you ever seen a toddler throwing a temper tantrum? Odds are, if you have ever seen a toddler, then you have seen a toddler throwing a temper tantrum. They can come in a variety of flavors, but the general progression is as follows: Child asserts his/her...

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Jesus Is The Bread of Life

I think it’s safe to say that Jesus was not gluten free. Jesus was all about that bread. At the beginning of John 6, he performs the miracle of multiplying the fish and bread, and later in the chapter he goes on to tell the crowd of people that he himself is the bread...

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God Has Given us a Simple Promise

James Joyce is the author of a book of short stories called Dubliners, the last story of which is the longest and the most beautiful. In fact, it’s been called one of the greatest short stories ever written. The story is called “The Dead,” a name which seems...

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A True Encounter with Jesus Will Change Your Life

If you were at church on Sunday, you may or may not have noticed a group of friends wearing matching black t-shirts. It just so happened that every member of our community group, which we named Best Church Group, unexpectedly wore our group t-shirt on the same day,...

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We Are All The Woman at the Well

There is a story -- almost certainly apocryphal -- about the famously tortured painter Vincent Van Gogh. It is said that he wanted to eat his yellow paint because he thought it was a happy color, and if he ate it, the happiness would then be inside him and lift his...

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We Are Dry Bones, But There’s Hope!

In John chapter 3, Jesus has an interesting conversation with a man named Nicodemus, who was a wealthy Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin, which was the legislative body of the Jews. In short, he was a part of the most highly educated and affluent circle of his...

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Jesus Manifested His Glory

I love the story of Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding at Cana (John 2). What a completely extravagant and joyful miracle to begin the work of his earthly ministry! But he is acting out a greater truth here; just as Jesus’ parables were always simplistic stories with...

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Get Your Eyes On Jesus

When I hear that old hymn Rock of Ages, I hear it in my mind being sung in my father’s baritone. He sings: Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure; Save from...

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