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The Naked Man

  A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. – Mark 14:51-52 Recently, we received a question from a viewer regarding the passage above. Baffled as to its meaning, she asked why it was included in Mark’s Gospel, saying “I do […]

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A couple summers ago, a friend from my dorm agreed to spend some time studying the Bible with me. He was from a different faith background, so I was excited to share with him some Biblical teachings that had really blessed my life. We started meeting once a week and, honestly, I thought I was […]

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I AM: What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Well, what if I introduced myself to you as, “my name is a man”? You would probably add, “Yes, but what is your name?” This is the setting that I would like us to experience now. The greatest prophet of the Hebrew religion is Moses. What Muhammad is for Muslims, Moses […]

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Increase My Faith

A few days ago we were asked a very important question, “How can we develop our faith in God?” It’s a fundamental question, but the answer might not come too easily. So, here is the result of our digging into the Word for the answer. In Luke 17:5 we read about the apostles coming to […]

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When Christ was in the Wilderness

The Word of God is light unto this world. Through the hum of mealtime prayers, devotionals, and Sabbath sermons, His words are sweet on our lips. Nevertheless, sometimes, it seems something is missing. The picture can be fuller. Constant attachment to the sound of verbal communication, to the certainty of light, uncovers our deeper fear […]

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The God Box

So many times we ask for what we think we need, instead of asking for God’s will for us. How often do we say: “God, either I need you to do this…, or this?..” Such an approach leaves no room for there to be an entirely different way that God could provide for our needs. […]

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The Forgotten Number in the Greatest Prophecy

What would you do if you knew exactly when your enemy was coming? Wouldn’t you prepare well to stand against him/her? Wouldn’t you try to do anything you could to stop him/her? Last week people were preparing to withstand Sandy, the super-storm that affected at least 18 states. It was a novelty to me to […]

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What Christ Wrote in the Sand

Editor’s Note: The following post is from Constantine Kulakov. He is a student at Washington Adventist University. We are pleased to welcome him as a contributor to the Cross Connection website. There is only one instance that records Jesus as writing. It is the story of the woman caught in adultery. With an onslaught of […]

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Greater Than

I’m thinking of a number: Its digits add up to 7. Like 61 (6+1=7) or 232 (2+3+2=7). It has two digits. Like 12 or 95. It’s a perfect square–that is, it equals a number times itself. Like 9 (3×3) or 100 (10×10). It’s less than 20. Can you figure it out? Notice, each relation helps […]

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Jesus Stopped

Jesus was busy. Fame of the miracles He had performed had spread throughout the land and the crowds had grown larger and pressed in wherever He went. As Jesus was teaching, an important man, one of the rulers of the synagogue, interrupted Him and pleaded that Jesus come and heal his daughter who was at […]

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