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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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Party Crasher – a woman’s story

[From the archives.] I almost stumbled over her as I brought in another platter of food for the table. She must have slipped in when no one was looking. She knelt to the floor behind the Rabbi as he reclined at the … Continue reading

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The Woman Jesus Praised for Contradicting Him

Jesus had an interesting encounter with a woman: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My … Continue reading

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John’s Head and Jesus’ Bread – a tale of two parties

Matthew 14 tells of Herod’s gruesome birthday party and Jesus’ desire to get away from it all. It starts with Herod: On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised … Continue reading

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Men: Stop Blaming Women for Your Lust

[Lusting after women and the male responsibility, from the archives.] Suppose an attractive member of your church walks in on a men’s Bible study one morning and strips off her clothes and then dances in a very sexual manner. Is she … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Evangelism Is More than Words

If you’ve spent any time in church, at church retreats, or among people who go to church or church retreats, you’ve heard this passage: Then [Jesus] said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask … Continue reading

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Running the Good Race Is Contagious

My wife and I use an app that tracks our workouts, including our runs. It has GPS and can map the route taken, and at the end it not only tells us the distance but the time and pace. Input … Continue reading

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The Carpenter and the Cross – Good Friday’s blessed irony

[From the archives, a blessed irony.] God became a carpenter who worked with wood and nails, and was then nailed to two pieces of wood. Yet he knew this gruesome irony before time began and submitted to it just the same. … Continue reading

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The Last Supper: lessons of love for the Apostles and you

[From the archives, a look at lessons Jesus taught before and after Easter Sunday.] Getting Personal John paints a portrait of Jesus in words of love. Not so much about John’s love for his Savior, but words of his Savior’s love … Continue reading

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Achieving Peace Is Not the End of the Matter

[I have a guest post at Jeannie Prinsen’s blog today. Here’s the opening, along with a link to the full post at her blog Little House on the Circle.] We don’t use the phrase “public servant” much these days but … Continue reading

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