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Did Jesus Claim To Be The Son of God?

Editor’s Note: Recently we received a question from one of our viewers asking if Jesus ever directly claimed to be the Son of God. Their understanding was that Jesus never claimed that title but, rather, others added it to him. We responded and felt, in case anyone else was curious about this issue, we would […]

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Love Thy Neighbor

This week we helped connect our church friend, Vini Ana, with one of our neighbors, Karen, as they had a falling out a few months ago. We were all able to talk, share stories and laugh with each other. Vini Ana and Karen were able to look past circumstances and work out their differences. What […]

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“I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. […]

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New Command

Last night, I was playing some board games with a few friends. Half way through, one calls me out, “Hey you can’t do that”. “Yes I can, it’s the rule!” “Since when?” It got a bit confusing. Apparently we had different understandings of the rules. I wonder how the disciples felt when Jesus announced a […]

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Judgement and the New Year

Today (September 5) is the beginning of a new year by the biblical calendar. The festival that commemorates this new beginning is called Rosh Hashana, which literally means “head of the year.” The biblical new year always begins with ten days of reexamining your heart; these days are called Yamim Noraim, which means “the days of awe.” According […]

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The Most Important Teaching of Jesus

I was asked once, “What is the most important teaching of Jesus?” So, I decided to find that most important message that Jesus himself gave. I began with conducting a mini survey to find out what people thought was the most important message. And then, I turned to Christian writers who tried to find the […]

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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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The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman is one of my favorites. Yet the story is also quite profound, in perhaps a subtle way. Let’s discover this together. First, reread John 4:1-43, the story of Jesus and this woman at the well. Notice, the woman mentions that the well dates back to Jacob. This […]

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Allow me to recall an experience. It’s the middle of the night, around 1 or 2am, and I’m standing outside of a frat party on my university’s campus. The music’s still going, but the party’s beginning to die down as students begin walking back to their dormitories. Or rather, stumbling back, revealing the nature of […]

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John the Baptist caused quite the speculation. The religious leaders asked him, “Who are you?” And after a few false guesses questioned, “Are you the Prophet?” (John 1:19-21) I want us to pause and consider this question–”Are you the Prophet?” Notice, not a prophet, but the prophet. They had a particular prophet in mind. Someone […]

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