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An Evening With Nicodemus – part 3

It was the third time Jesus urged Nicodemus to believe the truth: Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? – John 3:11-12 (ESV) In the past, God had sent prophets who spoke of temporal issues: sin and its earthly consequences; obedience and the resultant material blessings (Deuteronomy 28, Jeremiah 6:12,7:3-7). Through the Holy Spirit, many prophets foresaw what … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Preparing A Way For The Way

Just as with us all, Jesus started out a stranger to His disciples. Many first heard about Him from John the baptist, a man conceived and born for this very purpose. “…he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God, and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.” – Luke 1:16-17 (ESV) Since the people might not recognize their Lord when He … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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Discipleship – Then and Now – part 3

The Call The church today calls people. We call the lost to be saved from hell by trusting in Jesus. We then call those saved to spend time in Bible study and prayer. We call them to live morally upright lives as Jesus taught, and to become active participants in the church. Yet, even if we do all the things we are called to do, we may still be poor followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus said “Follow Me.” We typically understand this as “Go in this direction,” but that is not what He meant. To follow Jesus requires my active … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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