Show & Tell

   How important are final words? As I leave home in the morning I always tell my husband that I love him. When parents leave children with a babysitter, their final words are usually something they want to be remembered, some word of instruction or making sure the babysitter has their phone number in case…

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Contagious Hope

   How can en empty tomb bring hope to literally millions over the centuries? Jesus said many hard things and at times many of His followers turned away from Him unwilling to accept what He said (John 6:66). So how did Christianity survive after all this time?    I think Peter said it well when…

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Victory or Defeat?

   A seeming failure can actually become a victory.    When Jesus died on the cross His enemies thought they had won, but resurrection day was coming. I want to look today at Good Friday. It seems an oxymoron to call such a dark day good. After all, it’s the day we recognize Jesus’ death.…

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The Gift Giver

   What kind of gift-giver are you? I have a difficult time giving a gift that I would not enjoy receiving. However, my son-in-law Uriah is a shopper so for him the best gift is simply money, then he gets to enjoy something he enjoys doing as well as enjoy having the item he purchases…

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Shhh! It’s a Secret!

   I love you so very much! But let’s keep it a secret. We don’t need everyone else to know that we love each other.    What kind of a declaration of love is that?!? Let’s keep it a secret? Let me tell you, there is something really wrong with that pronouncement! If you love…

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The Governor’s Quandary

   How did I get myself into this mess? What am I to do with this Jesus? Why must they bring me their issues with religion? Pilate, Roman governor for the people found himself with quite the dilemma. The religious leaders had held court the night before and determined this man guilty, deserving death. However,…

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Two Sides of One Coin

    If He was the Messiah why didn’t He save Himself? That’s what the crowd was shouting. If He was some sort of King with heaven’s armies behind Him, why was He nailed to a cross between two criminals?    Let’s take a look at these two criminals. They too were being crucified—it was…

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The Guard

   You were one of the guards on duty the night Jesus was crucified. You were with the leading priests who came to arrest Jesus as He was praying in the garden that evening. You saw one of the priest’s slaves have his ear slashed off by one of Jesus followers, then Jesus stopping them…

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