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John 7:32-52, by Alex Evanoff

by: Cindy Ford

03/06/2021

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John 7:37-39a  On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.”...


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John 7:1-31: 12:24, by David Janz

by: Cindy Ford

03/05/2021

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S: 6Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. 7The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. 8You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” 9After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. 10However, after his brothers ...
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John 6:63, by Suzie Asa

by: Cindy Ford

03/04/2021

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John 6:63

 “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” (ESV) 

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John 6:67-69, by Cindy Ford

by: Cindy Ford

03/03/2021

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John 6:67-69  “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

Observation:  Many turned from Jesus when they did not understand his teachings or believed his teaching to be too radical...


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John 6: More Passover Bread by Tom Harrison

by: Cindy Ford

03/02/2021

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Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near.

When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?&...


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John 5:39-40, by Braden Corliss

by: Cindy Ford

03/01/2021

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Scripture - John 5:39-40 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”

Observation - It seems there remains a lot of mistrust about the true reality of Christ in this section of John 5.  Who is he? Is His te...
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John 5:5-8, by Alex Evanoff

by: Cindy Ford

02/27/2021

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John 5:5-8

“One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the ...


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John 4:48, by Avery Corliss

by: Cindy Ford

02/26/2021

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“‘Unless you people see signs and wonders,’ Jesus told him, ‘You will never believe.’”- John 4:48

I don’t know about you, but, “you people,” isn’t normally a phrase I use when I am in a particularly good mood. I can’t help but to envision that Jesus is little annoyed. He seems a little frustrated that His presence isn’t enough for the people of...


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John 4:23, by Suzie Asa

by: Cindy Ford

02/25/2021

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John 4:23-24, 39-42

23  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” …

Many Samaritans Believe

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John 3:6, by Cindy Ford

by: Cindy Ford

02/24/2021

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John 3:6

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to the spirit.

You don't have to read very far into John 3 to be captured by the weight of the words in this chapter. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, comes to Jesus and tells him that he knows that Jesus has come from God because of the works he (Jesus) has been doing amongst the people. It is significant that a Pharisee would ap...


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John 2:39, by Tom Harrison

by: Cindy Ford

02/23/2021

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When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, ‘Get these out of here! Stop turning my Fat...


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John 1:21-23, by Braden Corliss

by: Cindy Ford

02/22/2021

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John 1:21-23They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?He said, “I am not”“Are you the Prophet?”He answered, “No”Finally they said, “Who...
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Reading the story of Jesus throughout Advent

by: Cindy Ford

11/30/2020

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by Braden Corliss, Director of Discipleship

I have prayed more for the Lord to return in triumphant glory in 2020 than at any other time in the past. From the COVID-19 turmoil to a tumultuous election, it seems the pressures just keep building. As a follower of Jesus, the natural response of my heart is to pray “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” Sometimes I pray this in desperation when I see or hear of tragedy. ...


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Remembering September 11th

by: Cindy Ford

09/11/2020

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By Sophie LockhartI was only 5-years-old when the Twin Towers fell. I have a very distant memory of getting off the bus after kindergarten and seeing my mom watching the news from the kitchen table. I remember her being sad.

9/11 is one of the biggest tragedies that has happened in my lifetime. One of the main reasons I took a trip to NYC in January was because I didn’t want the already vague memory ...
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Gratitude in Every Situation

by: Cindy Ford

04/10/2020

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I am always amazed at the ways God connects what I'm reading with where life happens to be. I mentioned several days ago a book called "All God's Creatures" given to me by Joyce Buchannon. During today's morning meeting with Jesus, I read a story written by Devon O'Day. She talks about buying a farm because of the barn. She describes it as "perfect," and "old," and "solid - cool in the summer and warm in the winter." She also said it had weathered many a storm over the ...


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