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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) Over and over again in Scripture, Jesus describes the exclusive way for us to get to the Father. That way is through Jesus Christ and Jesus alone. There is no other way. Jesus makes this…

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That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3) Experiencing fellowship with Jesus Christ is absolutely necessary if we want to overcome our fleshly struggles with sin.…

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) I had the opportunity of being pastor on the Space Coast of Florida years ago. Because I was privileged to have a church full…

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In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job.  This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. (Job 1:1) Some believe the book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible. The issue of suffering leads the list of the most difficult questions to reconcile in life. Why…

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“You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,” (Psalm 59:9)  Isn’t it interesting that many of the Psalms are filled with words that seem to be directed toward God while at the same time spoken by the psalmist himself to himself? The honest candor and transparency of the writer is…

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“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) We need someone to sharpen us, mentor us and just simply be there for us. Did Jesus have a mentor, someone he learned things from?  Sure, it was Joseph, his earthly father.  What a choice God made!  He learned to work with wood as…

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“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Words of blessing are like a cold drink of water to the one who has parched lips. Compliments and encouragement are always welcomed by the hungry heart. But it is also true…”words are cheap!”…

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“Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Undoubtedly, this is one of the biggest puzzles of all times. How could professional religious leaders,…

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“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” (Matthew 5:37) The swearing of oaths during the first century was a way to underwrite your trustworthiness. The Pharisees were masters of taking it to the next level, invoking whatever their hearers needed to hear. Jesus taught…

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“And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20 When you’re in a season of navigating tough times, it’s very common to experience a deep sense of loneliness. You feel as if you’re the only person going through whatever it is you’re going through. You begin…

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