Sin

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Miracles: Restoring the People

“While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, ‘Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.’ But Jesus on hearing this answered him, ‘Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.’” Luke 8:49-50 In this story, Jairus was doing everything he could think of to heal his daughter. He fought through the…

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To Remember

“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’” Luke 22:19 Isn’t it amazing the love that Jesus had: that even though he fully knew the sins of his disciples—that Judas would betray him, that Peter would…

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New Bread & New Life

“Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, ‘Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.’” – Luke 22:7-8  In Jewish tradition, the feast of the passover commemorated Israelites were freedom from the Egyptians. This particular day of the feast included two important…

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The Touch of Jesus

“There came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’ And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:12-13 What are you struggling with today? What are the things in…

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Overcoming Temptation

“And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ And Jesus answered him,  ‘It is written,  “Man shall not live by bread alone.”’” Luke 4:2-4 Jesus began his ministry by following the Holy Spirit’s guidance to pray and fast for forty days…

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The Fix

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all…