lest they should be put out

By Justin Hopkins | May 25, 2020

Perhaps even sadder than those who refused to consider the evidence for Christ, are those who Joh speaks of in the next verses. In John 12:42-43 we read of many who did believe in Jesus but refused to follow Him. They did this because they were motivated by fear of what they would lose. They…

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Why You Should Try Different Roasts

By Justin Hopkins | May 18, 2020

Coffee has long been a staple in our homes and in our culture. To many, it is a necessary part of starting the day but doesn’t go much beyond that. For others it is the caffeine delivery system of choice, but not much more. Yet, coffee is also one of the most complex, labor-intensive beverages…

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Although He Had Done Many Signs

By Justin Hopkins | May 18, 2020

It is not uncommon to hear somebody say that if they received a sign from God they would believe, or maybe to wish for a sign from God telling them what they should do. Perhaps you have felt that way yourself, or maybe even feel that way right now. It is interesting to note that…

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How To Make Dalgona Coffee

By Justin Hopkins | May 11, 2020

During the world-wide quarantine brought on by COVID-19, a new and exotic looking coffee drink has taken social media by storm. It is called Dalgona Coffee and hails from South Korea. According to Wikipedia, “The viral trend of sharing recipes and photos of the do-it-yourself (DIY) coffee first gained prominence during the social distancing orders…

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If I Am Lifted Up

By Justin Hopkins | May 4, 2020

In John chapter twelve Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, beginning the week that would end in His crucifixion. On that occasion, He declared, “if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (verse 32). Here He spoke of His crucifixion, in which He would literally be lifted up…

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How To Make Iced Coffee

How To Make Iced Coffee

By Justin Hopkins | May 1, 2020

As the temperatures turn warmer, people are wanting to know how to make iced coffee. To put it simply, pour your coffee over ice.

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We Would See Jesus

We Would See Jesus

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 24, 2020

when we identify ourselves as Christians, those around us expect to see Jesus. They expect to see Him in our attitudes, our actions, our worship, and our teaching.

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How To Make Strong Coffee

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 17, 2020

One of the top searches, and a question that I get often, is how to make the coffee stronger. There are basically three things that you can control as you brew your coffee in order to affect how strong it is.

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You Always Have The Poor

You Always Have The Poor

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 10, 2020

In John chapter twelve Jesus began His last week on earth before the cross, a week commonly called the Passion Week. It was on the first day of this week that Mary anointed Jesus’ feet. This was a very emotionally charged scene, but as it often is, criticism was quick in coming. Judas pointed out…

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I Know That You Always Hear Me

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 3, 2020

As Jesus prepared to raise Lazarus from the dead, He thanked God that He had been heard, even though He had not yet done anything (v. 41)! This is similar to what we see in many of the Psalms. The Psalmist will often thank God for answering the very prayer that he is praying before…

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What Shall We Do?

What Shall We Do?

By Justin Hopkins | Apr 3, 2020

Jesus never promised that accepting His truth would come without cost or sacrifice. Sometimes it requires us to give up our place.

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Espresso vs. Drip Coffee

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 26, 2020

A common belief is that espresso has much more caffeine than standard drip coffee. Is that true? Kind of, but not really. A typical double shot of espresso contains 60-100 mg of caffeine, depending on how the barista grinds, the amount of coffee used, and how the shot is pulled. A typical 12 oz. cup…

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Jesus Wept

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 19, 2020

Those are the words of the shortest verse in the English Bible, John 11:35. That verse is full of love and compassion. We see Jesus’ love for Martha and Mary. His heart is broken for the pain they are suffering. His heart is broken for Lazarus, who is resting in eternity, having finished a faithful…

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Dark Roast vs. Light Roast

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 13, 2020

A lot of coffee drinkers say that they prefer “strong coffee.” What does that even mean? Well, turns out it means different things to different people. For some, it means coffee with higher caffeine content. This month we’ll explore that idea. So, does dark roast or light roast have more caffeine? It depends. The caffeine…

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I Am The Resurrection

By Justin Hopkins | Mar 7, 2020

In John 11:25 we find the sixth of eight “I AM” statements of Jesus recorded by John. This one is full of hope! “I am the resurrection, and the life.” Jesus gave us all life as the creator and continues to do so as our sustainer (Colossians 1:16-17). Beyond that, He is the one that…

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I Am The Good Shepherd

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 28, 2020

John 10:11 contains the fourth “I AM” of the Gospel of John. “I am the good shepherd.” Jesus paints a stark contrast between the good shepherd, who is the owner of the sheep, and a hireling who has no attachment to or investment in the sheep but is only there for personal gain. As the…

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