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Jesus appointed twelve among all who followed Him, naming them Apostles. That’s a special and unique station in history, and even though we hear of churches today who claim apostleship, it belonged to a select few and for a specific purpose. Jesus named:

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Rock Star Status

And then I saw Him in a crowd A lot of people had gathered round Him The beggars shouted and the lepers called Him The old man said nothing He just stared about him All going down to see the Lord Jesus All going down to see the Lord Jesus All going down…

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Law vs. Compassion

Jesus and His disciples were simply picking some heads of grain as they walked along the grain fields. The Pharisees accused them of “doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath” (Mark 2:24Mark 2:24English: World English Bible – WEB24 The Pharisees said to him, “Behold, why do they do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath day?”WP-Bible plugin). […]

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Fasting for What?

John the Baptists’ disciples were not liked very much by the Pharisees of the day. The Baptist was preaching the coming of the Lord – the Messiah – and was not shy about exposing the Pharisees’ (and others) hypocrisy. John’s disciples were fasting to be sure Jesus was the Messiah.

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There’s Always Room for One More…

Zig Ziglar tells a story about inviting a friend to church. The friend said, “I’m not going to any church, they’re all just a bunch of hypocrites.” And Zig responded, “Well, c’mon down then – there’s always room for one more.” And so those same lawyers who complained about Jesus healing the sick and forgiving […]

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Anarchy Behind Homosexual Marriage

There has been enormous controversy about California’s Proposition 8, the so-called Gay Marriage “Ban”. Most people don’t know the facts behind this. In 2000, 61% of Californians voted to define marriage as between one man and one woman. After it was passed, the state legislature made efforts to overturn the will of the people, but […]

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And Not Only That…

The crowds were so great no one could even get through the door. When Jesus returned to Capernaum, word had spread so quickly that a paralytic, carried by friends, seemed to have no chance to get close enough to be healed by Jesus. But these folks were not so easily discouraged. They dug through the […]

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Ancient Paparazzi

Imagine what it must be like to be a celebrity. There are the “Hollywood” types, and those in media, both of whom have the money and resources to protect their privacy – to a certain extent. Then there are those thrust into the spotlight as a result of circumstances beyond their control; right place/right time, […]

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Focused Purpose

Like many, my attention is often diverted from one thing to another several times a day. But Jesus did not ever seem to deviate from His plan. This passage seems to give us a clue as to how He did it. Jesus prayed. After a long night of healing the sick and driving out demons, […]

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Impressing the In-Laws

So Jesus and a few of His disciples go to Simon’s house to grab some chow. But when they get there, Simon’s mother-in-law is down with a fever. The guys say, “hey, maybe we can still get a table at Baltazar’s downtown.” But even as they spoke, Jesus healed her fever and she fixed them […]

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