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Our February newsletter posed the question, “Have we lost our passion for the lost?” I pray that being reminded of their condition has burdened you to pray for people who are without Christ and has made you more intentional in sharing the Gospel. Today I want to ask a related[...]

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Key Verse: “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 The crowd listening to Jesus that day was made up of all kinds of people, including those who were very religious. These people were working hard to prove their goodness and their religious[...]

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Key Passage: Matthew 5:1-12 We often confuse being blessed with being happy. Whether we’re happy or not is usually tied to our circumstances, while being blessed is about our relationship with Jesus Christ. Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with the definition of what it means to be blessed[...]

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Key Passage: He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.” Luke 24:46-48 Our final Holy Week conversation is the most enjoyable,[...]

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Key Passage: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18 Have you ever stopped to think about what the day after Jesus’ death was like for His disciples? Friday had been devastating, and now in the silence of Saturday they were left to contemplate[...]

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Key Verse: 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 We’ve been talking about conversations Jesus had during His last week on Earth. Although He had a lot to say[...]

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Key Verse: 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 Thank you for joining our week-long look at some of the conversations Jesus had leading up to His crucifixion[...]

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Key Passage: “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, you[...]

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Key Passage: But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, “Son, go work today in the vineyard.” And he answered, “I will not”; but afterward he regretted it and went. The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered,[...]

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