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Friends, Pt. 2

Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day six) This is an important question: what is the basis of our friendship with Jesus? Are we friends because we obey His commands? Do we earn Jesus’ friendship because of our meritorious behavior? Sometimes we can … Continue reading

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Benefactor

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day six) Peter meant to honor Jesus by saying, “You will never wash my feet!” Jesus knew that of course; he knew Peter’s intent, it’s just that he had everything backwards. Unless Jesus serves us, we are nothing, … Continue reading

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Smitten

Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53 (day six) “…yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God.”-The People, Isaiah 53:4b In the ancient Hebrew mind (and even now with the prosperity gospel) suffering comes to the unfaithful. The verse above is … Continue reading

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Breathe

Re:Verse reading–2 Kings 4:8-37 (day six) Much like the Good Samaritan Elisha turns aside from his journey to meet a desperate need. There was nothing convenient about it; the diversion took time, energy, and resources. Elisha didn’t do it because it was … Continue reading

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Ancestors

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day six) Did you know that Shem is one of our spiritual forefathers? It’s true. The line of Shem runs straight to Jesus, and then extends to His church. This genealogy is a reminder that God is … Continue reading

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Glory

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day six) Pastor Don has already written on the difference between the unity depicted in Genesis 11 and the kind prescribed for the church in John 17:21-23, but I can’t help but have a go too. It … Continue reading

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Knowledge

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:8-24  (day six)  Maybe the hardest kind of knowledge is self-knowledge; seeing yourself for who you really are. Their eyes had been opened, but they still couldn’t see; they had become wise in their own eyes. Rather than come clean, they … Continue reading

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Resolute

Re: Verse reading–Mark 15:33-41; 16:1-8 (day six) “…just as he told you.” Mark 16:17 It is no surprise to us, but Jesus did exactly what he said he would do. He followed through; he completed the task; he stuck to his … Continue reading

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Mosaic of Wrongs

Re: Verse reading–Mark 14:43-52; 15:1-15 (day six) “Why, what evil has he done?”-Pilate That was Pilate’s immediate response to the frenzied cries to crucify Jesus. At best it was a half-hearted defense of Jesus; an effort to talk sense into the … Continue reading

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Gospel Depth

Re:Verse reading–Mark 14:12-31 (day six) Mark is coming to a close, but it is a Gospel after all, and thus rapidly moves towards the Cross. In this narrative we have the securing of the upper room, the enunciation of a new … Continue reading

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