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31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have…

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He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4) In…

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) One of the earliest memories I have as a child is being flat on the kitchen table, restrained by my parents, as they attempted to administer…

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He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:2-4) In…

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“These are the names of the sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.” (Exodus 1:1-5) Every time I read the Bible,…

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“I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death…whom you remember no more…”  “But I cry to you for help, Lord;in the morning my prayer comes before you.”(Psalm 88:3,5,13) Have you ever felt alone, abandoned, maybe lost in the crowd? Have you wondered if God even knows you’re alive?  The writer of Psalm 88 felt like…

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“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1) Many people live daily with condemnation. Some hear it from others in their workplaces and are reminded of falling short of expectations when they make it home at night. This is such a difficult burden to bear. Even harsher is…

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