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Silent Saturday, by Max Lucado

by: Cindy Ford

04/03/2021

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"Jesus is silent on Saturday. The women have anointed his body and placed it in Joseph’s tomb. The cadaver of Christ is as mute as the stone which guards it. He spoke much on Friday. He will liberate the slaves of death on Sunday. But on Saturday, Jesus is silent.So is God.  He made himself heard on Friday. He tore the curtains of the temple, opened the graves of the dead, rocked the earth, blocked the sun of the sky, and sacrificed the Son of Heaven. Earth heard much of G...
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John 20, by David Janz

by: Cindy Ford

04/02/2021

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Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb, and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. (John 20:1-12) O: Mary Magdalene has come early to the tomb, found it to be empty, and has run in shock to Peter and the other disciples. Peter, John and Mary have returned to the tomb, found things just as Mary had described, and then

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John 19:38-40, by Suzie Asa

by: Cindy Ford

04/01/2021

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John 19:38-39  Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.”

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were both men who previously pursued Christ behind the scenes, a

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John 19:1-27, by Cindy Ford

by: Cindy Ford

03/31/2021

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We are all Barabbas, by Tom Harrison

by: Cindy Ford

03/30/2021

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 Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”

They shouted back, “No,

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JOHN 17:13-20, BY ALEX EVANOFF

by: Alex Evanoff

03/27/2021

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John 17:13-20

I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As y

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John 16:1-15, by Suzie Asa

by: Cindy Ford

03/25/2021

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John 16:7

 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”

The birds chirping outside are a welcome reminder that Spring has arrived, just like it does every year. The faithful presence of God in Creation is a reminder of His presence in our lives and the depth of His love for us. It is so evident in the cycle of the seasons that are consistent year after year, th

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John 15:18-27, by Cindy Ford

by: Cindy Ford

03/24/2021

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John 15:19  If you belong to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of this world. That is why the world hates you.

Observation: God's living word. The words are just as important and as relevent today as they were 2000 years ago! Anyone who has turned on the news or has a social media feed has seen this particular scripture come to life in big ways. We see Hollywood, corporations, politics and government

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Obedience, by Tom Harrison

by: Cindy Ford

03/23/2021

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John 14:6, by Alex Evanoff

by: Cindy Ford

03/21/2021

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John 14:5-7

“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’”

Billy Graham once said: “The cross is offensive because it confronts people. Even so, it’s a confrontation that all of us must face. There is no other way of salvati

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John 13:21-38, by David Janz

by: Cindy Ford

03/21/2021

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S: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35) O: It is Thursday of Holy Week. Jesus and his disciples are in the Upper Room observing Passover. He has just washed their feet and called them to serve each other as he has served them. Judas has departed to set in motion Jesus’ arrest, and Jesus begins what is known in John’s Gos

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John 13: 12-17, by Suzie Asa

by: Cindy Ford

03/18/2021

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John 13: 12-17 “When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his ma

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John 12:27-50, by Cindy Ford

by: Cindy Ford

03/17/2021

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John 12:44-46  Then Jesus cried out, "Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."

OBSERVATION:

Jesus = LIGHT

Photography is a recording of light

Jesus often refers to himself as "LIGHT" and if you do not see the "LIGHT", you live in darkness. Do you know when I am closest to God, to Jesus, a

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John 12:1-8, 23-26, by Tom Harrison

by: Cindy Ford

03/15/2021

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The Hour Has Come

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, wh

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John 11:47b-48d, by Braden Corliss

by: Cindy Ford

03/15/2021

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John 11:47b-48 - “What are we accomplishing?” they (the Pharisees) asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”

I am a very action-driven person. I love to get things done and see projects completed.  It’s not that I dislike planning, but if planning does not turn to action I grow frustrated.  Even more so when my best-laid plans fail ...
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