The Abandoned Barn

It was Sunday afternoon and they had decided to go for a drive since it was such a beautiful day. They ventured outside of London and ended up in a rural area where they espied what looked like an abandoned barn. Dushan parked the car and they crossed the overgrown field to the sprawling structure. …

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Aaron Goes to Church

I'm sitting across the street from where Jully's church is. I'm very nervous. It's the first time she will see me with my hair cut low. One look at me and she will know that I have black in me. Up to now she still thinks that I'm Asian and now she's going to find …

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Jesus Couldn’t Come Down

And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross” - Matthew 27:39, 40 As Jesus hung on the cross, the people and the chief priests blasphemed and mocked Him, urging Him to save …

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Not Captivating

"Before we study today, I just want to say that I read the book, Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge which you both recommended and it was a complete waste of my time." Carole and Susan stared at her.  "Why was it a waste of time?" Susan asked, peering over her glasses. "I have a …

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For This Reason…

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work - 1 John 3:8, NIV When it comes to the meaning of Christmas, we always think of the nativity scene with Joseph, Mary and Jesus in the manger with the cattle lowing.  We think of the  angels who  appeared to the shepherds …

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Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

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Dealing With Our Enemies

The angry voices in the crowd rose to a crescendo, "Crucify Him!" drowning out Pilate's protest.  They wanted Him dead.  They had delivered Him up and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go (Acts 3:13).  Yet, this was all in fulfillment of God's plan of salvation.  The innocent was put …

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A Lesson in Humility

They were probably sitting or reclining at the table, wondering who was going to wash their feet.  They looked around, wondering and waiting.  None of them was going to volunteer to do it.  Why should they?  This was beneath them.  Not that long ago they had argued about which one of them was going to …

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Put On Christ

  Romans 13:11-14 Paul talks about putting on Christ.  How do we do that?  When you put on clothes, what are you doing?  You are covering yourself, right?  Similarly, when you put on Christ, you are covering yourself with Him.   You have clothe yourself with Him. What happens when we put on Christ?  We change. …

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