Yearly Archives: 2017

Testify

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15 Jesus’ disciples were instructed to carry on the work that Jesus began in Israel. That command is still in effect for His disciples today. We are to continue to share the word of God and the truth […]

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A Need to Retreat

This week we will continue to look at what happened in the days following Jesus’ resurrection. Read John 21:1-13 sometime this week! Over the course of forty days, Jesus appeared to the disciples several times. Their heads must have been spinning, as they tried to understand what was happening. They probably found it difficult to […]

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A Certain Burning

This week we will look at Luke 24:13-35 — the story of two disciples on the road to Emmaus. As they left Jerusalem and headed home to Emmaus, these two probably shuffled their feet in discouragement and they must have talked in somber tones. There was great disappointment and sorrow among the disciples over Jesus’ death. But […]

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Doubts Come

This week we are looking at John 20:24-31 —  Jesus’ appearance to Thomas. Poor Thomas. He is known for being a doubter, but he wasn’t the only one. We all have faced our times of doubt. We are in the process of growth, so doubts do come. In order to grow in our faith, we […]

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Why Not More?

I hope everyone was blessed last week as we celebrated the Risen Christ! Why stop the celebration now? The season of Easter extends for 40 days past the resurrection. Let’s keep it rolling! This week we will look at Luke 24:1-12. The disciples were filled with questions and unbelief, but it didn’t matter — Jesus […]

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He Is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

This Sunday we get to celebrate the risen Christ! Prepare your hearts to rejoice! In times of doubt there is one thing that can always get us back on track — the resurrection of Jesus. When we consider the evidence, review the eyewitness testimony, and look at the transformation in those who were convinced of […]

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Joys and Tears

This week we will be celebrating Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as prophesied in Zechariah 9:9, “See your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.” Throughout His life, Jesus tended to avoid these kinds of public “media” events. That’s what made His […]

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Take the Exam

This Sunday, we will be remembering Jesus, just as He commanded in Luke 22:19, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” In order to make sure we don’t diminish the significance of the Lord’s Supper, Paul tells us to examine ourselves before we participate in Holy Communion. One of the reasons we take our time during […]

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Believe It Or Not

Easter will soon be here! This week we will prepare our hearts to celebrate Resurrection Sunday by examining the foundation of faith and life. It may seem elementary and hopefully very familiar to most. But there are some who need to hear it again. I want to be sure each one of us can answer the […]

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In the Eye of the Storm

This week we will be looking at Matthew 7:24-29, the parable of the wise and foolish builders. We all face storms in life. Someone has said that there are only two kinds of people: those who are going through a crisis and those who are going to go through a crisis. This parable gives us […]

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