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“that you may believe . . .”

“that you may believe . . .” (John 20:31) So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where ...

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Betrayed by a Kiss

Betrayed by a Kiss “Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: ‘The one I kiss is the man; arrest him’.” Matthew 26:48 It’s a remarkable choice Judas makes. He knows exactly what he’s doing and he does it ...

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Our King, Majestic in His Solitude

Our King, Majestic in His Solitude “The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 26:41 The cross on Golgotha was an altar but also a throne. As a priest, Jesus Christ offered his body on the cross to ...

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A Dry Crust with Peace

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1) The fields around Chatham, Ontario contain crops of corn and soy beans. The wheat was harvested in July. The tomatoes are being taken ...

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Most Valuable Thanker?

“Just as you received Christ as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7) Have you ever won a prize for excelling ...

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Our Daily Bread

“Give us today our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11) Jesus taught us to pray for our daily bread. Today we don’t need food for tomorrow, but instead we need to trust that our heavenly Father will provide for us tomorrow again. ...

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God’s Flower Power

‘The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom. . . .” Isaiah 35:1-2a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic sleuth once quipped: “Our highest assurance of ...

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What Kind of Soil Are You?

“Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.” Mark 4:3 We respect the authority of the Word of God as the rule for faith and life. But why do we have the impression sometimes that the Word of God ...

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Remembrance Day Reflections

True Freedom “You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.”   Galatians 5:13 There is a close connection between physical freedom and spiritual freedom. ...

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