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Jesus’ Check List

[✔︎] Descend from heaven. John 3:13[✔︎] Be born of a virgin. Luke 1:26–38[✔︎] Go to people of my natural nationality. John 1:11[✔︎] Do these miracles: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. Luke 7:22[✔︎] Tell people how …

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Between My Ears

Sometimes, I come across a passage in God’s Word that compels me to stop reading and meditate on those words. I’m sure you experience the same thing. Well, today, I was reading in the Psalms when I came upon this verse: “Precious in the sight of the Lord      is the death of his saints.“ Psalms 116:15 …

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Between My Ears

If you have ever listened to a classic rock playlist or radio station, you have probably heard the song “We Are Family,” sung by Sly & the Family Stone. It’s a catchy toon. For believers, we are family. The old saying, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family is true about …

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Between My Ears

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT Oh how often we want to know the mysteries of God. When we are crushed, we cry out to …

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In the 1957 TV show, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” there is a funny exchange of words between Lucy and the actress, Tallulah Bankhead: Lucy Ricardo : Are you asking me to leave?Tallulah Bankhead : ‘Throwing you out’ would be more appropriate.Lucy Ricardo : Let me tell you something, Tallulah Bankhead, I’ve been thrown out of …

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Between My Ears

This morning I was reading in the book of Mark, chapter eleven. This chapter begins with the first-hand account of Jesus making His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. I had to stop and write this “note” when I came to these two verses. As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying …

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Between My Ears

As I was praying this morning, I thought, “What should I do when I want more of God in my life?” As this rolled around inside me, I realized it was easier than I thought. If I eat an apple, I bring it into me, and its substance feeds my body, contributing to my health. …

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Between My Ears

33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him [Jesus] and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”  Mark 5:33–34 …

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As we head into warmer temperatures, I’m reminded of the value of shade. On a hot summer day, we seek out a shadow. It may be found under a tree or a beach umbrella or even on the shaded side of a building. When we find it, we know it. We are instantly refreshed. One …

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“For our sake he [God] made him [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him [Jesus] we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 Notice in this verse that, by placing our faith in Jesus we receive perfect righteousness. Jesus is the actual, perfect righteousness of God. When we …

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