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Judas Iscariot – Jesus’ Friend with a Good Example

There’s no getting around it: Judas Iscariot, hand-picked by Jesus to be one of his closest disciples, was a bad apple. Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped … Continue reading

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Pilate’s Wife – a gospel woman worth remembering

Originally posted on Challenging Tertullian:
Let’s just say this: Too many women go unnamed in the Bible. You know what I mean? While it’s true that some men are not identified (the paralytic in Mark 2:1-12 comes to mind), it seems…

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The Truth about Stories with Happy Endings

Sit a spell and listen to a story, one of discovery and loss, wonder and woe: Brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? Sniff, sniff. I miss that overcoat. Getting Better There are people who will pursue a sad ending … Continue reading

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The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

A dark deed … and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.) … led to calling this day Good Friday … Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Church Growth Gurus

The life of the Church is not mega-churches and it’s not house-churches. It’s not a matter of planting your church in a carefully selected location that fits a target demographic for optimal growth potential, and it’s not small congregations holding steady … Continue reading

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Of Saviors, Crosses and Being Dead

I’ll never be your Savior. If I died on a cross, I’d just be dead. I need a Savior. Josh Fuller, Pastor of Young Adults Valley Church, Vacaville CA

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The Darkest Sabbath

The Bible has no words of what anyone did that Sabbath following on the heels of Jesus’ murder. Not a single word. We have no record of what the disciples did, who his mother Mary stayed with, how the temple … Continue reading

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It Is Finished

A dark deed … and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.) … led to calling this day Good Friday … Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, … Continue reading

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