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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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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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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Come, Drink of the Living Waters

And every man went to his own house. These words come at the very end of John 7.  They conclude a passage of the Scriptures that serves to magnify the division that Christ triggered with His coming. It’s important for us to consider this reality; Jesus said it Himself: “Do...

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The Holy House of God

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”  (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) God’s true home is in us. These verses written by the...

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The Wait, the Wind, the Word

The Apostles kept looking up, their eyes on the sky. They stared steadily at the spot where Jesus had escaped their view. The Savior rose through the clouds before this group and was gone. It was 40 days since Resurrection Sunday. Jesus came and went among them. He appeared and...

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