Hate is a Strong Word

Scripture: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A

You Had to be There

Scripture: “Then Jesus went with them to a garden called Gethsemane and told his disciples, ‘Stay here while I go over there and pray.’ Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he plunged into an agonizing sorrow. Then he said, ‘This sorrow is crushing my life out. Stay here and keep vigil with

Laughter of Unbelief

Scripture: “Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born.  Sarah said, ‘God has blessed me with laughter and all who get the news will laugh with me!’ She also said, ‘Whoever would have suggested to Abraham that Sarah would one day nurse a baby! Yet here I am! I’ve given the old man a son’!”

A Love that Keeps on Giving

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Scripture: “Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.  God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives

Breakfast with Jesus

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Scripture: “Simon Peter announced, ‘I’m going fishing.’  The rest of them replied, ‘We’re going with you.’ They went out and got in the boat. They caught nothing that night. When the sun came up, Jesus was standing on the beach, but they didn’t recognize him.  Jesus spoke to them: ‘Good morning! Did you catch anything