Tag Archives: John

Be a model …

“Friend, don’t go along with evil. Model the good.” 3 John 11 John, the writer of several New Testament books, wrote to Gaius about Diotrophes–a power-hungry leader who would go to any length to stay in control of the church. … Continue reading

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Trying to Paint Jesus — Daily Meditation Moment

“There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can’t imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books. John 21:25 (The Message Bible) Jesus … Continue reading

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The Magical Gift

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” John 1:14 (The Message Bible) This description of the “Word” seems like a magic trick on a Las Vegas stage. God appears in the smog and pulls a baby … Continue reading

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Sibling — Daily Meditation Moment

“We’ve found the Messiah” (that is, “Christ”). He [Andrew] immediately led him to Jesus. John 1:42 (The Message Bible) Mary and Martha are well-known sisters in the Gospels, because of their relationship with Jesus. Remember how Mary sat at Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Adventing the Season — Daily Meditation Moment

[Pilate said] “So, are you a king or not?”Jesus answered, “You tell me. Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any … Continue reading

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Weeping for the Saints — Daily Meditation Moment

“Now Jesus wept.” John 11:35 (The Message Bible) First Martha wept (sobbed) at the loss of her beloved brother, Lazarus. When Jesus showed up, he cried, too. Those around Jesus were confused. “Well, if he loved him so much, why … Continue reading

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Freedom — Daily Meditation Moment

“So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through.” John 8:36 (The Message Bible)  Before writing this blog, I spent time meditating on the word freedom. It sobers me to think that throughout the history of … Continue reading

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Free Hugs — Daily Meditation Moment

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.“ John 14:27 (The Message Bible) In my church, … Continue reading

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For God So Loved the World — Daily Meditation Moment

  “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting … Continue reading

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Engage the Thinker — Daily Meditation Moment

“The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. When he got there, he ran across Philip and said, “Come, follow me.” John 1:43 (The Message Bible) “Come, follow me.” I would never ask anyone to do this…except if we … Continue reading

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