Monthly Archives: April 2013

So You Want to Be Like Jesus?

 So you want to be like Jesus? You want him to call you his friend? Or do you want to be like Jesus? John 15:18—16:4 confronts you with the sobering consequences of belonging to Jesus. Ironically, the closer you are … Continue reading

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The Joy of Being a Friend of Jesus

It has been a difficult week for the nation, and for a number of individuals I know. Yet, even in our broken world you can abide in Christ’s love, live as his friend, and experience his joy in you, as … Continue reading

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Love and obedience

In the process of preparing a message on John 15:9-17 (“The Joy of Being a Friend of Jesus), I am struck by the interweaving of love and obedience. In reading I’ve run across these quotes: “For these two things are … Continue reading

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Remain in the Vine

Each day of the final week of our Lord’s public ministry, up until his arrest, had involved him being in the Temple, presumably with the disciples. Josephus, the historian, tells us that above the entrance to the Temple was an … Continue reading

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The Gift of Peace

What does the term, “peace,” really mean? On a practical level, where do you need peace in your life? More importantly, are you a recipient of the peace that Jesus gives his disciples? John 14:25-31 invites you to receive the … Continue reading

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