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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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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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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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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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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You Always Have The Poor

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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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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