Compassion

At Lazarus’ graveside Jesus wept. Not because he could not raise Lazarus from the dead (He did) but because he was moved with compassion for the people He came to save.  (John 11:35)   When Jesus passed by a funeral position of a young man and saw his mother crying, moved with compassion, his heart…

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Tears

Jesus wept (John 11:35) may be the shortest verse in the Bible but for me it is one of the most comforting. Jesus feels our pain. This Lenten Season let us spend extra time praising Jesus because He is a priest to forgive, a prophet to teach, a king to rule, a shepherd to guide…

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Fruits

We all have strengths and weaknesses. The enemy attacks us where we are weak. In the Bible we read about Samson and his great feats of strength.  Like all of us, Samson had a weakness, and his weakness was women. Delilah was the woman that broke Samson’s strength. The name Delilah means low-hanging fruit, which…

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Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday was celebrated this week. Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance when Christians confess their sins and profess their devotion to God. The ashes symbolize death and repentance. While I was thinking about ashes the phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ came to mind. The phrase means everything that has life will one day come to an end…

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Grace Wins

Before passing away, my friend Steve asked to have Matthew West’s song “Grace Wins” played at his funeral. Steve first heard Grace Wins when he attended our Pause service two years ago. Grace got hold of Steve that night. The Apostle Paul assures us that “For it is grace you have been saved, through faith-and…

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