I Refused to Be Comforted Easily

Psalm 77New International Version (NIV) Psalm 77[a] For the director of music. For Jeduthun. Of Asaph. A psalm. 1 I cried out to God for help;     I cried out to God to hear me. 2 When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;     at night I stretched out untiring hands,     and I would not be comforted. […]

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One was Missing

John 20:24-31New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my […]

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John 20:10-18New International Version (NIV) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and […]

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Communion on the Beach

John 21:1-14New International Version (NIV) Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish 21 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” […]

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Resurrection – the full story

Luke 24:13-32New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and […]

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What to remember when times are tough

Psalm 118New International Version (NIV) Psalm 118 1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;     his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say:     “His love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say:     “His love endures forever.” 4 Let those who fear the Lord say:     “His love endures forever.” 5 When hard pressed, I cried to the […]

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Joining Jesus on the Journey!

Luke 9:51-62New International Version (NIV) Samaritan Opposition 51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading […]

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What are you hearing?

Hebrews 12:18-29New International Version (NIV) The Mountain of Fear and the Mountain of Joy 18 You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; 19 to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no […]

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For the Joy Ahead

Hebrews 11:13-16New International Version (NIV) 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country […]

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Point of Forgiveness

Hebrews 10:1-14New International Version (NIV) Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All 10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2 Otherwise, would they not have stopped […]

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