Category Archives: Gospel of John: Alive in Christ

Do You Love Me?

  Jesus asked this question of Peter not once, not twice, but three times in John 21 (see verses 15, 16, and 17).  Some scholars say one time for each of the three times Peter denied his Lord. In John 21, … Continue reading

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Thomas: Doubt Becomes FAITH!

  “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”  John 20:25   You know, if Thomas had been a … Continue reading

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Grief Transformed to JOY

“…Mary stood outside the tomb crying…” John 20:11 The Greek word translated crying is KLAIO. It carries the meaning of not just crying softly with tears, but with every external expression of grief. (My daughter Lydia has a self-made rule … Continue reading

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From Muted to Magnificent: Transformation!

    The Sistine Chapel is part of the official residence of the pope in Vatican City.  The chapel itself was completed in 1481, but it is perhaps best known for the work of art that is found on it’s … Continue reading

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Run-the-Race Truth #2: We Run for the Glory of God

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work  you gave me to do.” John 17:4 Jesus, the Holy One of God, chose to willingly set aside His glory in heaven to be constrained by human flesh. Paul … Continue reading

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Run-the-Race Truth #1: We Run Because We Know Him

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 Eternal life is all wrapped up in knowing God. There is no other way to receive eternal … Continue reading

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Running Our Leg of the Race

“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.” John 17:18 Meet Balto, a Siberian Huskey sled dog pictured here with Norwegian immigrant Gunnar Kaasen. Balto became famous in 1925 when he was the lead … Continue reading

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Remain in Me

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” John 15:4 The word remain is used not … Continue reading

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Headed to Heaven

Everyone recognizes the brilliant physicist Albert Einstein and his famous equation E = mc2 (even though many of us have no clue what it means). The story is told that while traveling on a train, Dr. Einstein was unable to … Continue reading

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Showing REAL Love

My husband LOVES Pawn Stars, the reality show on the History Channel featuring business at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one episode a man brought in a violin he had found in … Continue reading

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