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Chosen

May 6, 2018 John 15:9-17 Jesus chose us and calls us, not his servants, but his friends in this section of his farewell discourse.  He spoke to his disciples with words to encourage them as they went through the difficult times ahead.  He reassured them that he would...
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You Are Witnesses!

April 15, 2018 Luke 24:36b-48 Jesus says, “the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and … repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name…You are witnesses of these things.” A witness at an...
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Come to Believe

April 8, 2018 John 20:19-31 Thomas was absent when Jesus appeared to the disciples.  Thomas probably wanted to believe his friends, and he could clearly see that they had been changed by their encounter with the risen Christ.  Unfortunately, he could not believe until...
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He Is Not Here

Easter Sunday 2018 Mark 16:1-8 Mark begins his story of Jesus with these words: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”  Mark ends the story in verse 8, “So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and...