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John 7:37

Loud and Passionate

Loud and Passionate

When we view the invitation to come to Jesus through the lens of the Greek text, it is passionately expressive: If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. — John 7:37 The wording of the original text indicates this is a rather loud and deeply emotional outburst. Jesus was not speaking softly here.

The Nehemiah Code: Get Started Right

Nehemiah 1:1–11 When we are in the process of rebuilding (no matter what it is we are seeking to rebuild), there are not just things that need to be done, but things that need to be undone. There are habits that need to be broken and hearts that need to be healed. Anyone who has

Palm Sunday: Who Is This?

Editor’s Note —The Jesus Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

There Is Grief in the Family Tree of Jesus

Abraham begot Isaac… David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. — Matthew 1:2, Matthew 1:6 Talk about heartbreak, sorrow, misery, and grief — all those things are woven through the fabric of our Lord’s family tree. Can you feel their grief behind these words? The grief of Abraham

Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 Early on in my

There Is a Time to Stand Up

After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them. And I said to them, “According to our ability we have redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you

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A Clean Heart Cannot Be Camouflaged

A Clean Heart Cannot Be Camouflaged Do not remember the sins of my youth… According to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord. — Psalm 25:7 Confession agrees with God about our sin. What we camouflage as concern, God calls the sin of worry. What we refer to as righteous indignation, God

It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. — James 5:19-20 For years a beautiful antique table has graced the entryway of

What’s In a Name?

You shall call His name Jesus… They shall call His name Immanuel. — Matthew 1:21, Matthew 1:23 There is an interesting psychology in the naming of our children. Some are named with family names to retain a family heritage. I am often asked what O. S. stands for, and I am quick to say, “Omar

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