Jesus Wept

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35, ESV I was reminded of this verse today by a dear friend who also is an excellent Psychologist. I think what is so profound about this short verse is that it shows the deep compassion and humanity of Christ for those He loves. He wept. It literally means that He shed tears and it means to weep silently or shed quiet (actual) tears. Christ wept when He heard the news of…
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Sorrowful Even to Death

Sometimes our sorrows and griefs can be so overwhelming that we wish we could die or have contemplated taking our lives in suicide. This is sorrow at its worst, when we think we can’t go on anymore. And then the Enemy uses our thoughts to attack us in these lowest times. He is the deceiver and destroyer of life. Don’t listen to the lies, you are not alone. On a night of intense sorrows, and…
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Crammed Full!

In a recent Precepts Bible study, we were discussing what it meant as the church “to be the fullness in him (Christ) who fills everything in every way.” (Ephesians 1:23, NIV) The original Greek word for ‘fulness’ pleroma means to be replete or complete. Complete meaning completion, an object that is being filled with contents, or a container. And the root of that word came from the Greek word pleroo which also means to be…
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Always Living to Intercede

Hebrews 7: 24-25, NIV “but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Think on these two things: 1. He saves completely those who come to God through Him – not partially and not only if you do x, y, z  just right. Completely doesn’t mean there is anything left unfinished. Your…
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A Triumphal Entry

In honor of Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-17, ESV In thinking about Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem, He fulfilled the prophecy of Zechariah so it would be complete “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey.” Zech 9:9, ESV When we think about his triumphal entry into our own hearts (when we first…
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Do Not Be Anxious

Matthew 6:25-34, ESV “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?…
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