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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Blend vs. Single-Origin

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 21, 2020

For the longest time, just about all the coffee in grocery stores was some type of blend. There was a “breakfast blend,” “espresso blend,” etc. Now single-origin coffees, including Epic Coffee are becoming more common. So, what’s the difference? Single-Origin coffee is just that. It’s a coffee that comes from one farm or group of…

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I Am The Door

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 14, 2020

In John 10:7 we find a third of the seven “I AM’s” of the book of John. Jesus is the door of the sheep. He is the only authorized path for us to enter in. He is also the one who serves to keep us safe and secure. Jesus mentions that there had been other…

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Espresso or Expresso?

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 7, 2020

Espresso, or Cafe Espresso, originated around 1884 in Italy when Luigi Bezzera filed a patent for a coffee maker that uses steam pressure to force hot water through the coffee grounds. There is some debate about the origins of the word “espresso.” The two competing theories go back to either the fact that the brewing…

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Are We Blind Also?

By Justin Hopkins | Feb 4, 2020

In the closing verses of John 9 Jesus says that He had come into the world that those who do not see might see, and so that those who do see might be made blind. That sounds a little confusing without stopping to think through it, which might be part of the reason why the…

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Use The Door

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 31, 2020

In John 10, as Jesus continues teaching the Pharisees, He gives the parable of the sheepfold. Here He says that those who enter in through some way other than the door are thieves and robbers (v. 1) The door is the authorized method of entry. If we want to be in the sheepfold, where the…

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The Danger of Decaf

By Justin Hopkins | Jan 28, 2020

For a variety of reasons, most of them health-related, many people find themselves relegated to drinking decaffeinated coffee. Perhaps your doctor recommended it. Or maybe you want some coffee in the evening, but don’t want to be up all night. So decaf it is. One common mistake is thinking that since it’s decaf, you’re free…

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