A Prayer for His Own

Jesus’ great prayer for His own is what we find in John 17. This was a major moment in a night like no other on earth. The disciples’ Passover time with their Rabbi began ordinarily enough. They ate the supper as these Jewish believers had done since their childhood. They...

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The Power of the Name

Jesus has His place in glory. He went up. It must have been such a sight to see. He was speaking to these faithful followers, gathered on the Mount of Olives. His feet left the earth and He rose through clouds. Away went the Son, the Savior, the Christ of...

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Embrace the Spirit

It was a promise Jesus made to His men. He was going away, and Another would be coming to them. Not just Another, but One like Him; more than like Him, One who was He Himself, Jesus tried to explain. We are talking Trinity here, a divine reality that remains...

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Forever Chosen

Weakness wins – sometimes. We grow weary in our well doing. We feel alone and forgotten. We stumble and struggle to take the next step. What is it that should come to mind when we find ourselves feeling this way? I think it is this:  “I chose you.” Jesus spoke...

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A Clear and Definite Message

John 14 is the chapter where Jesus declares who He is with clarity and definition. He discerned the thoughts that were coming to the minds of His men. Here at the Last Supper, they had seen and heard new and mysterious things. Jesus washed their feet and told them to...

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Start with the Feet

Feet. That’s what Jesus started with when He set His Church in motion. We tend to view Acts 2 as the Bible chapter that describes the birth of the Church.  The Holy Spirit did come, then and there, as a mighty rushing wind to those gathered together in prayer, filling...

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Our Refuge, Our Fortress

“Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” These sentences speak of the Lord and His care for us. The first one comes from 2 Kings 6....

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The Fresh Wind of Pentecost

The room was full of people and of prayer. Jesus had flown away. Through the clouds, He went. A number of them watched it happen. They were mesmerized by it all. At last, two angels arrived to get them moving again. These disciples left the Mount of Olives, the Lord’s...

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