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“Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.” Psalms 119:136 (NIV)   Christians have various reactions when other people sin. We hear things every day that shock, anger, and appall us. But when was the last time the sin in our culture caused you sorrow?[...]

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“When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.” Luke 23:33   Throughout Holy Week we’ve seen what Jesus said to the hypocritical religious leaders, as well as to His devoted followers. But[...]

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“When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.’” John 13:21   As the time of Jesus’ death drew closer, the conversations shifted to things that hadn’t happened yet; such as the[...]

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“I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:25-26 (NIV)   Nothing is quite as humbling as sincere self-evaluation. As believers, we are to constantly measure our lives by[...]

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“And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan;” Mark 1:13   We’ve all given in to temptation at some point. Sometimes we even concede failure the moment it becomes intense. But only those who resist temptation know how strong it actually is. Jesus understands more about[...]

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