Tag Archives: Faith

God will help

Luke 16:19-31 He is dirty, has a long scraggly beard and holds a sign in his hands that simply said “Hungry. Anything will help.” His name is Lazarus. Does this sound familiar? Likely you have driven past him as you … Continue reading

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Abiding in the vine

John 15:1-8 Fruit is actually a plant’s excess. It is the overflow of the life that a plant has taken into itself. The more life that a plant takes into itself, the more fruit it produces. Branches don’t have to … Continue reading

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Encountering the risen Lord

John 20:19-31 Isn’t it amazing how quickly Easter Sunday comes and goes? Oh, Easter isn’t over, just the hoopla that surrounds Easter Sunday. In too many respects, the world doesn’t quite understand Easter. The crowds may be gone, but the … Continue reading

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Along the road with Jesus

Luke 24:13-35 How many times have you traveled the Emmaus Road? How often have you considered the pitfalls and disappointments of earthly life and wondered, “How did these things occur?” The two disciples walking along the road, in the midst … Continue reading

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Sharing the good news

John 20:19-23 In hours and days after Jesus’ crucifixion, those who followed him were lost for words. How could it happen that Jesus was crucified? It didn’t make any sense that a man hailed as king one day, would be … Continue reading

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Seeing and believing

Luke 24:1-11 Sometimes seeing isn’t always believing. Eyes have been known to play tricks. But when seeing is combined with feeling and hearing, one should consider the possibility that what has been seen, heard and felt is true. Such was … Continue reading

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The light of Christ’s love

John 20:1-18 “Early in the morning while it was still dark.” That is when Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb. It is likely she had no idea what she would do when she got there. The great stone would … Continue reading

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A silent vigil

Matthew 27:57-66 The day after we remember the crucifixion of Jesus the church remains silent. There is no business to conduct. There is no proclamation other than “Jesus died.” Silence is perhaps the only way we can respond to such … Continue reading

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Victorious

Luke 23:26-49 Convicted. Albeit wrongly, that is the word which describes our Lord’s condition. Jesus was convicted, found guilty. Guilty of what you might ask? Guilty of “our” sins. It had to be this way. Jesus had to be convicted … Continue reading

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An example

John 13:1-35 On the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus. That is how this devotion should begin, and so it does. That is how tonight’s sermon should begin, and so it will. On the night in which he was … Continue reading

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