A Tale Of Two Lazarus’s

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John 11  Did you know… the name “Lazarus” appears in only two accounts in the Bible: John 11-12 and Luke 16:20-25. No, they are not the same Lazarus. But there are some fascinating parallels between the two accounts. What can we learn from this last miracle recorded by John before Jesus’ crucifixion?

The Best Story Ever!

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2 Timothy 2:11-13  What do you think is the best work of fiction ever written? I’m guessing that if people actually responded to this, we’d have quite a range of works listed. As I’ve said many times before, mine is “Les Miserables.” If I changed it to, what is the best work of non-fiction, I […]

Widows, Orphans, Husbands, and Violence

James 1:27  You might look at the title and wonder, “How in the world do we tie THESE together?” There is a connection: What God wants us to do and abuses of how some do it. Guest speaker, Ken Shetter, the president of One Safe Place in Fort Worth, speaks of the realities of domestic […]

In The Grasp

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John 10:22-42  We often see in movies and TV shows someone who is falling, likely to their death, being rescued at the last minute by the grasp of someone reaching over the brink. And I usually think “not likely!” But there is a hand that rescues and holds on no matter what. Join us to […]

The Good Shepherd

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John 10:1-21  “I am not a Shepherd, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” Okay, that makes no sense as a sentence. But to most of us, the idea of “shepherd” is a foreign concept. Yet, in Jesus’ day, everyone knew the work of a shepherd, and Jesus Himself uses the imagery of […]

Once I Was blind

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John 9:1-41  My left eye was covered with a protective cup and gauze. I couldn’t wear my glasses over the cup, so I was stuck ‘seeing” with my right eye. The problem? My left eye is my dominant eye (backwards for a right-handed person), and my right eye needs the most correction by the lens. Everything […]

When Things Go Wrong

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John 9:1-3  Hurricanes, earthquakes, medical issues, accidents, violence… why do bad things happen? It’s not always – in fact rarely – God “punishing us.” Join us this week as we see what is going on “when things go wrong.”

Before Abraham Was…

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John 8:33-59  The debate continues.  Jesus says He speaks in perfect accord with His Father. The Jews claim he is illegitimate, is a Samaritan, is demon possessed. These same Jews assert THEY are descendants of Abraham… a true statement, but without the benefit they expect. Jesus ends the debate with a clear statement – before […]

Father And Son

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John 8:13-33  What do you do if someone calls you a liar? The Pharisees did that to Jesus – claiming His testimony was false. But Jesus makes an appeal that stirs the pot even more – if you’re a Pharisee. He claims perfect accord with the Father!

Light in Darkness

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John 8:12-29  As opposition grows, the verbal attacks also grow in intensity. They challenge his words, they call him a liar; they call for his demise.  Donald Trump? Nope… Jesus. But in the midst of that darkness, He had something else to say.