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Pilate, Jesus, and Barabbas: The Great Exchange

All of the gospels record for us an interaction that is often overlooked in the passion narrative. It takes place between Jesus, Pilate, and a man named Barabbas. We do not know much about this Barabbas except for what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us. We do know that he was a notorious prisoner (Matt. 27:16), a rebel (Mk. 15:7), a murderer (Lk. 23:25), and a robber (...

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Wiping the Slate Clean

On April 29 in Kidtricity (our Wednesday night program for 3rd-5th graders), the kids made a tool that they can use to focus on prayer and Bible reading for the summer as they abide in Jesus. We talked about the ACTS prayer model (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication) and they put together a lap book that they could use to help them remember those parts o...

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Nairo Quintana is a Columbian cyclist who is one of the top contenders in the tour de France road race. His story is unique in that he has overcome some great odds to become a great cyclist. He was born almost 3,000 meters above sea level in the small Colombian town of Tunja to a family of fruit and vegetable sellers. He was born with a life threatening disease that he ove...

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How will You Use Your Inspired Imagination Today?

Inspired imagination is a God given gift to men and women. Part of being made in His image is a marvelous capacity to imagine and create. This imagination is inspired in the sense that it is a God given gift. Reflections of this imagination are seen in artwork, a car, a book, a friendship, a business, a farm, a quilt, a building, an organization, a medication, a plane soar...

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Teaching In Our Life Groups and Life Communities

What Jesus asks of His disciple is not just adding new information or techniques...

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