Tag: John

A Simple Contrast

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,so that everyone who believes in him may not perishbut may have eternal life.John 3:16      This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember those that have died for our country praying for those with the empty seat at the picnic table, let us …

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The Great Joy of Motherhood

When a woman is about to give birth, she is in great pain.But after it is all over, she forgets the pain and is happy,because she has brought a child into the world. (John 16:21) Jesus says this in the Upper Room on the night he has betrayed.  He is talking about how our experience …

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Complete Joy in Jesus

“I have said these things to youso that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11 Joy has been the topic of my articles during this Easter season. The verseabove is within Jesus’ analogy of the vine and the branches. As we (the branches) abide in Christ (the …

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Coming with Power

And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.  Who is it who conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?  1 John 5:4-5             The power of the Kingdom of God (cf. Mark 9:1) has sadly been misinterpreted by so many.  Our sensibilities today …

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