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April 15. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 21.

Saturday, April 15                John 21  Your Failure can be the Prelude to Promotion Out of our greatest defeats can come our greatest victories. There is little doubt that Peter’s all-time low point was when He denied knowing Jesus.  He did … Continue reading

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April 14. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 20.

Friday, April 14                    John 20 Just As I Am One of the remarkable aspects of the Bible is the manner in which it describes the foibles and failings of major characters. No one (except the Son of God) escapes the … Continue reading

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April 13. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 19.

Thursday, April 13               John 19 The End – or the Beginning? One of my favorite characters from history is Winston Churchill.  His bravery, clarity, and skill at turning a phrase was crucial in the unfolding of 20th Century history. At … Continue reading

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April 12. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 18.

Wednesday, April 12            John 18 The Choice In the course of events leading up to the Crucifixion, there is a moment that stands out as a diagnosis – a gut check on the human race (John 18:39-40). The Roman prefect … Continue reading

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April 11. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 17.

Tuesday, April 11                  John 17 The Real Lord’s Prayer What if you could eavesdrop and listen to Jesus as He prayed?  What do you think you would hear?  John 17 is just that.  It is the longest prayer of Jesus … Continue reading

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April 10. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 16.

Monday, April 10                  John 16 The Source of Our Confidence Confidence is an incredible quality.  It arises from the absolute certainty that what we are doing or saying is correct and called for.  Confidence makes us courageous.  When we lose … Continue reading

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April 9. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 15.

Sunday, April 9                     John 15 Unbelievable Love “Greater love has no one than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13). “Love” is perhaps one of the most widely used but grossly misunderstood words today. Modern usage tends … Continue reading

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April 8. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 14.

Saturday, April 8                  John 14 The Help We Need It was British author and poet G.K. Chesterton who said, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.”  The factual, moral, and philosophical … Continue reading

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April 7. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 13.

Friday, April 7                                  John 13 Holy Meal – Holy Service In many ways, John’s Gospel is different from the other three Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke.  These first three are called the Synoptic Gospels.  “Synoptic” means “seeing together” or “of … Continue reading

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April 6. Reading and Leading Up to Easter. John chapter 12.

Thursday, April 6                 John 12 The Triumphal Entry: a Study in Contradictions Nearly half of John’s Gospel is written about the last week of Jesus’ earthly life.  Nine chapters (12-20) focus on the last 6 days.  Then chapter 21 is … Continue reading

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