Hard Teachings.

“A huge crowd was following Him because they saw the signs that He was performing on the sick.” John 6:2. “Therefore, when many of His followers heard this, they said, “This teaching is hard! Who can accept it?”… From that moment on, many of His followers turned back and no longer followed Him.“ John 6:60, 66.…

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The Lost One.

“What man among you, who has 100 sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the 99 in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it?” Luke 15:4. During His ministry, Christ attracted a lot of people who were looked down upon by the mainstream society of that day;…

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Internal Conflict.

“I do not understand myself; I do not understand my own actions. I do not do the things I want, instead I do the very things I hate.” Romans 7:15. Sin makes our lives overwhelmingly complicated. Every day we feel the battle that rages within us: the struggle between our fleshly desires and our desires to seek…

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Great Wealth.

Jesus said to him, “Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come, follow me.” Mark 10:21. One day as Jesus was about to set out on a journey, a wealthy young man approached him with a question. The question that this young man had…

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Speak Up.

“Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed. Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9. These words were spoken to King Lemuel by his mother. Though scholars are not exactly sure who King Lemuel was, one thing they are…

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Seeing is Believing.

Thomas said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in His hands, put my finger into the mark of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe!” John 20:25. After His resurrection, Christ appeared to many of his followers in and around Jerusalem. On one occasion, He…

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Empty.

“Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. When we stooped to look in, he saw it was empty; only the linen cloths that had covered His body remained. So he went home, amazed at what had happened.” Luke 24:12. When Christ’s body had been taken down off the cross, there was not enough time to…

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