Posts by Justin Hopkins

Jesus Knows You

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Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4 is full of compassion. Jesus crossed several social barriers to spend time teaching this woman. The words that He had for her were exactly what she needed at the time. She had come with the drudgery of life, performing a daily task, and left…

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God So Loved The World

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John 3:16 is probably the most famous verse in the Bible, and it is easy to see why. It tells us of God, the greatest lover. So, the greatest measure. Loved, the greatest motivation. The world, the greatest company. That He gave, the greatest act. His only begotten Son, the greatest gift. That whosoever, the…

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What About The Water?

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When we talk about coffee, we tend to focus on the beans that go into the drink. Certainly, that’s important, because, without that, it would just be water. However, it is important to remember that this amazing elixir is nevertheless 99% pure water. That means that drinking coffee can help you stay hydrated (but it…

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You Must Be Born Again

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Jesus’ response to Nicodemus was an ultimatum. Be born again, or miss out on the Kingdom of God (v. 3). Nicodemus, the smart man that he was, seemed a little confused by this idea, as do many people in our day. While Nicodemus mentions it, Jesus never addresses the idea of natural childbirth. Instead, He…

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All About the French Press

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There are a number of great methods for brewing coffee. Each one has a unique way of bringing out certain qualities in your coffee or masking them. The French Press was originally designed as a way to grab a quick cup of coffee in the morning as you dash out the door for work. As…

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Slow To Accept Him

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Some people heartily embrace the Gospel the first time that they hear it. They are eagerly searching for the salvation that Jesus offers. Others never give the Gospel a fair hearing, like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. Still, others desire truth, but for one reason or another are slow to embrace it. Such was Nicodemus.…

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What Eats You Up?

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John chapter two ends with an abrupt account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. This whole process occupies many hours of His time. He made a scourge (John 2:15). No doubt, He spent much time in thought and prayer as He sat and braided the small cords. His actions were not a brief fit of rage…

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It’s A Miracle!

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In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it. It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning,…

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How do I chose a coffee grinder?

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It is often said that your grinder is the most important piece of equipment that effects how Epic your coffee is. Well, it’s true. Even coffee that was ground just seconds before brewing will produce a lousy cup if it was ground with a hammer. It is important that all of the grounds in your…

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Whatever He Says…

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The first miracle that Jesus ever performed was prompted by the initiative of His mother, Mary. The instructions that she gave to the servants were simple. “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5). What might have happened if the servants had ignored Jesus’ instructions? What if they had only kinda done what Jesus…

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