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NOTHING BUT BLESSING
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ALL IN
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THE REAL GOSPEL
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ROLLED AWAY
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PARDONED
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THE SAFEST PLACE
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RECALL
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NOT THAT FAR
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DIVINE REICPT
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HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE

NOTHING BUT BLESSING

“And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” Galatians 3:28 I’ve watched some great college basketball games lately, and as tournament season gets closer, there’s a lot of great basketball still ahead. I particularly love watching someone on my favorite team sink one of those three pointers. The velocity of a shot when launched from such a far distance means that the greatest chance of it going in the basket is when the ball never touches the rim. That’s when all the[…]

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ALL IN

“I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.”  Galatians 2:21 Although I’ve played cards before, in particular Spades back in my Marine Corps days, I’ve never played Poker. I have no real concept of the game, but I’ve always thought it was cool when in a movie, particularly a western, one player slides all of his chips to the center of the table and says, “All in!” I’ve always waited with anticipation to see just what would happen next.[…]

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THE REAL GOSPEL

“Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” Galatians 1:4 “Will the real Melvin Purvis please stand up?” That was one of the final lines from an episode of the game show, “To Tell the Truth,” that featured ex-FBI Agent, Melvin Purvis, who was made famous for catching the infamous John Dillinger. “To Tell the Truth” was a popular show that garnered one of the largest viewing audiences on television and aired from 1956 through 1978. From a series of questions, four panelists[…]

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ROLLED AWAY

“But as they arrived, they looked up and saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled aside.” Mark 16:4 Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome were all on a mission. They wanted to take care of Jesus’ body, giving him the proper burial they felt He deserved. It’s obvious God was behind all of this because He wanted them to be the first to announce that Jesus was indeed the resurrected Savior.  The only thing standing in their way was the “very large stone” that the Roman garrison had rolled over the opening[…]

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PARDONED

“For you are a holy people, who belong to the Lord your God. Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.” Deuteronomy 7:6 It was just a matter of time and Barabbas knew it. Because of the uprising against the Roman Government he had participated in and the cold-blooded murder he had committed, death row was his new home as he awaited the dreadful visit from the executioner. I’m sure that as his cell door opened, the lump in his throat must have been replaced with elation when the prison official told him[…]

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THE SAFEST PLACE

“Abba, Father,” He cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Mark 14:36 Have you ever had those moments in life when things were expanding, yet with that came intense pressure and challenges? Moments when you knew you were headed in the right direction, but things were coming against you and the pressure seemed super intense? Deep inside you knew you were on the right track, but at the same time you were experiencing opposition that came at you from multiple directions all at[…]

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RECALL

“Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.” Psalm 35:5 My in-laws, my wife, and I were all sitting around the table enjoying dinner together and my mother-in law asked me a question, which I really can’t even remember, and 45 minutes later I wrapped up the answer. LOL! Somewhat apologetically, and feeling a little embarrassed, I told them I was sorry for going into such a long story, to which they were very kind and said they really enjoyed hearing every detail. It all left me feeling unsure of who may have[…]

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NOT THAT FAR

“Realizing how much the man understood, Jesus said to him, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God.’ And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.” Mark 12:34 Although I’ve flown several times, I would never consider myself a pilot. However, in hearing pilots explain navigation, there is a simple rule to follow. If your desire is to get from point A to point B, then your coordinates must be precise. To hear a pilot explain it, you don’t have to be but a just degree or two off to end up at the completely wrong destination,[…]

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DIVINE REICPT

“I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.”  Mark 11:23 Walmart is doing their best to win the battle for the online shopper. They realize the sophisticated shopper wants to avoid the inconvenience of shopping and goes to the store only when necessary. So, Walmart has created what it calls the “Pickup Tower” and it’s pretty cool. When I saw one in our local store, my first thought was,[…]

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HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, ‘Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God’.” Mark 10:27 The whole congregation stared in amazement as the world’s one-time strongest man, Paul Anderson, had a whole group of men sit on top of a large, ruggedly-built wooden table. As everyone wondered if he would really be able to lift it, to my surprise, he reached over to the front row pew and grabbed me, a first grader, and stood me up on the center of the table. Then, sure enough, to everyone’s amazement, Mr. Anderson went underneath[…]

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