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He denied Jesus. Jesus wouldn’t deny him.

Why do the Gospel writers highlight Peter’s denial, likely the worst day of his life? One reason: to show how faithful Jesus is to his followers, even when they let him down. Peter has just failed Jesus utterly, but Jesus is about to prove him himself utterly...

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Jesus prayed. What can we learn from his prayers?

Jesus prayed, and if he depended on prayer, don’t you think we should, too? I mean, we know the difference that prayer makes. But let me ask you this: How’s your prayer life? I think if we’re honest, all of us would admit it could use some improvement. Even if you’re...

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My prayer for the high school Class of 2023

On Sunday, we prayed for our seniors. Here is what Pastor Jon prayed for them. Lord, thank you that you have been with these students through all these years of school. And Lord, I pray that you would be with them all the days of their life, that they would walk with...

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Cry out to Jesus. He hears you.

Orphanages can be shockingly quiet. Infants and toddlers won’t cry if no one ever responds to their cries. I learned this from a story about how an adoptive father spent a week with the young children he and his wife were adopting but needed to leave for a few weeks...

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How can I connect to Jesus?

Jesus says that if we want to grow in our spiritual life, we have to abide, or remain, in him. With so much competing for our attention and affections, how do we do it? The good news is God has shown us how. Here are a few, and while it’ll take time and space to use...

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