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Seeing Jesus Together (Luke 24:13–35)

This past week my wife and I spent time with a close friend who adopted a two and a half year old child. Their home, family, and hearts were prepared to lavish great love on their new child. This child … Continue reading

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Just Bring Your Lunch

Do you ever want to shut out the needs of others because they outstrip your own resources?   That’s how I felt on Monday. I went down to Indianapolis to gather with eighty other pastors and church leaders for our … Continue reading

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Resurrection: Where Hope and History Rhyme

If a man rising from the dead sounds crazy, you’re not alone. When Jesus’ closest disciples heard from some women that He rose from the dead, those disciples thought they were crazy, telling an “idle tale” (Luke 24:11). Yet if … Continue reading

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Royal Passion: Palm Sunday (Luke 22:63–71)

Jesus came as a king but did not come like as expected. On Palm Sunday (this Sunday) we remember how, he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey not a war horse. He was born in stable not a palace, lived … Continue reading

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Two questions about growth. (1) Why are people coming? (2) What can we do?

“So how long have you been coming here?”  This is a great question to ask if you don’t know someone. In our church, nobody knows everybody, even me! Around the time that Living Water and Blanchard merged in 2015, our … Continue reading

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Passionate Prayer (Luke 22:39–48)

  Sometimes our knees buckle because of the challenges before us. Jesus, though, could stand with confidence before the cross because he knelt in agony at Gethsemane. The victory at Calvary was won in the garden of Gethsemane. If we … Continue reading

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Passionate Discipleship: Sifted to Strengthen (Luke 22:31–38)

Nobody likes to be shaken from his or her comfort zone. But even after we pray, sometimes we find ourselves shaken from those comfort zones. Is God not powerful enough to fix our problems?  Luke 22:31–38 shows us that when we … Continue reading

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