Unseen Support

The Word of God you have today, the Gospel, has been handed down to you across generations and millennia. Countless unknown people provided the support needed for the many known people who carried the Gospel forward. The same was true in Jesus’ day. In Matthew 8:1-3, we read about the people who accompanied Jesus. We […]

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Picking Up a Broken Life

Sin can paralyze you, make you feel sick and unable to move. Sin can break you into thousands of pieces and cause you to no longer be whole — to lay there broken, unable to move. Good friends want to help. They want to make you whole. They try to help you pick up the […]

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Sunday Praise

Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. And he *said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid […]

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Bearing the Burden of Our Sin

We think of Jesus bearing the weight of our sin on the cross, but there is one man who also felt the weight of the cross — Simon the Cyrenian. Mark 15:21 tells us he was “coming from the country” to Jerusalem. He may have been traveling alone or with his family which included two […]

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Weighting on God

You feel the nudge, the call on your life. It seems impossible to do. You’re not sure where to begin. You see others struggling, passing before you, following what God has placed before them. You convince yourself that you cannot carry the load. Surely there must be someone more qualified to carry out God’s will. […]

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The Art of Betrayal

There is a lot about the betrayal of Jesus that we should learn from in our walk with Jesus to help prevent us from stumbling. Luke 22:3-6 gives us insight into the process of the betrayal. Verse 3 tells us, “And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the […]

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You Must be Mistaken

“Didn’t I see you going into that church?” You stare at him and shake your head, “No!” But he doesn’t relent. “But I’m sure I saw you hanging out with those Christians the other day.” You stare at him with a stern face. “It wasn’t me!” He’s still not convinced. You can tell by his […]

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Wake Up Sleepyhead

You’ve had a good meal with friends, singing songs and enjoying each other’s company. It was a joyous moment. Life is good. Now all you want to do is sleep. Your eyelids are heavy, your body tired, yet something is telling you not to sleep. You try to resist the urge to close your eyes, […]

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Friday Faith

When He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.” The man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” – John 11:43-44 (NASB) But he said, […]

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