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I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” vs. 26 John 17:24-26 John 3:16 is familiar to Americans, and some even know what it says! It provides the premise behind the entire gospel of John, “For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son….” The gospel then continues with a series of signs designed…

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Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.”  vs. 3 Acts 9:1-3 Saul was on a mission. He was so full of contempt for the little band of disciples known as the Way that he volunteered to hunt them down. As he headed for Damascus he was likely itching to confront and capture them. Ironically, as he was on the way to catch members of the Way, he was confronted by…

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These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall.” vss. 11-12 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 Paul was obviously a brilliant person, but he seems hopelessly naive in thinking that the Corinthians are going to learn lessons from the behaviors of their ancestors. If they did learn anything, it would…

Daily Devotions: April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020                                                                                                 Luke 24:13-27 … “Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.” vs. 27 Luke makes it clear to his readers that the good news about Jesus was not self-evident even to his disciples after that fateful weekend in Jerusalem. Some women had spread the news of his continuing presence but their reports were not considered authoritative. What the early believers needed was some evidence that…

Daily Devotions: May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018 John 16:7-15…“Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” vs. 7 If the disciples’ fervent prayers had been granted and Jesus would have been able to escape the cross, return to Galilee, and continue his teaching and healing ministry, we would never have heard of him.…