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Redeemed by the blood of Jesus

Going to church, doing your best, and subscribing to fuzzy notions about God won’t get you into heaven. Here’s the testimony of those already in heaven: ‘To him who loves us…freed us from our sins by his blood, and…made us...

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When Jesus prayed (5)

Jesus prayed before He faced the greatest crisis in His life. The Bible says: ‘Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place… He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond...

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When Jesus prayed (4)

Jesus prayed when He was concerned about the people He loved. He told Peter: ‘Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you…that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen...

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When Jesus prayed (3)

Let’s look at another point at which Jesus prayed: when the pressures and expectations of others threatened to derail God’s plan for His life. The Bible says: ‘While it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went...

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When Jesus prayed (2)

By failing to pray – you set yourself up to fail. The reason Jesus never failed is because He never failed to pray. Note the times when He prayed: when His heart was heavy. During His ministry on earth, His...

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When Jesus prayed (1)

If you want to know about prayer, examine the life of Jesus: 1) He prayed when the pressures of life increased. ‘News about him spread…so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed…But Jesus often withdrew...

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Jesus Hears Your Cry

Are you being evicted from your home? Jesus didn’t have a place to lay His head. Has someone taken advantage of you? Jesus lived among slaves and paid taxes to a foreign emperor. But what if your problem is the...

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Why Jesus came

Life is a journey with a definite beginning and end. And if you’re wise you’ll do what Enoch did for 300 years – he walked with God. Can you imagine how well you’d know God after spending all those years...

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Born, Growing and Living in You

The story of the virgin birth illustrates how close God wants to get to us. In a sense He’s asking you the same question He asked Mary: ‘Are you willing to let Me in?’. Just as Mary conceived the Christ...

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This Christmas, Look for Jesus

The Wise Men couldn’t have imagined humbler circumstances than those surrounding the birth of Jesus. Max Lucado paints the picture: ‘The ground is hard, the hay scarce. Cobwebs cling to the ceiling…Mary looks into the face of her Son. Her...