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“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 So often we carry much more than we were ever meant to. Mercyme sings a song titled “Dear Younger Me” and one line in particular has…

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“But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed” Isaiah 53:5 Easter this year will be so different for many of us. No family gatherings, no fellowship with church family, and no…

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Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. John 19:1. This scripture is only 8 words long, but it holds a painful story. Crucifixion was a torturous death, but prior to Jesus being nailed to a cross to atone for your sins (and mine), He suffered agonizing pain by being…

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“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.” Galatians 5:24 We just wrapped up another Easter weekend, and what a weekend it was. We had a jam-packed schedule as I’m sure many of you did,…

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The Bible declares in Romans 3:23, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Nobody is exempt from the fatal effects of sin. It not only separates us from a relationship with God but it keeps us from restoring that relationship on our own. Sin will keep…

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“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done”  Luke 22:42 As we count down the days until Easter Sunday, I remembered this poem that I wrote about three years ago. In the stillness of the garden Jesus knelt to…

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“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 Over the past few days we have looked at different characters involved in what today we call “The Christmas Story”. We have seen how different…

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“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted.”  (Isaiah 53:4 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.) Isaiah was prophetically speaking of the death of our Lord and Savior.  Jesus Christ came to earth for…

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