Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.”

BibleGateway: John 11:1-44 ESV Text: John 11:1-44 John 11:1–44 (Listen) The Death of Lazarus 11:1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death….

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The Good Shepherd gives eternal life to us, His sheep!

The Good Shepherd gives eternal life to us, His sheep!

BibleGateway: John 10:22-30 ESV Text: John 10:22-30 John 10:22–30 (Listen) I and the Father Are One 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The…

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The Good Shepherd lays down His life but also has the authority to take it up again!

The Good Shepherd lays down His life but also has the authority to take it up again!

BibleGateway: John 10:1-21 ESV Text: John 10:1-21 John 10:1–21 (Listen) I Am the Good Shepherd 10:1 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out….

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Spiritual blindness is worse than physical blindness, and spiritual sight (faith) is greater than physical sight.

Spiritual blindness is worse than physical blindness, and spiritual sight (faith) is greater than physical sight.

BibleGateway: John 9:34-41 ESV Text: John 9:34-41 John 9:34–41 (Listen) 34 They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. 35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”1 36 He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37 Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to…

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Nobody had ever heard of anyone miraculously healing the blind, but it was a distinguishing mark of the true Messiah (see Isaiah 61:1-2).

Nobody had ever heard of anyone miraculously healing the blind, but it was a distinguishing mark of the true Messiah (see Isaiah 61:1-2).

BibleGateway: John 9:1-33 ESV Text: John 9:1-33 John 9:1–33 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it…

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Just as God said, the Babylonians conquered Judea, exiled the best and brightest of the people, and set up a puppet king. The Lord was their only hope for deliverance.

Just as God said, the Babylonians conquered Judea, exiled the best and brightest of the people, and set up a puppet king. The Lord was their only hope for deliverance.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 24:1-17 ESV Text: 2 Kings 24:1-17 2 Kings 24:1–17 (Listen) 24:1 In his days, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. 2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke…

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The Lord would not reverse the judgment planned for Judah, but there was a way of escape for the faithful: those who trusted in Him for forgiveness would have forgiveness and life.

The Lord would not reverse the judgment planned for Judah, but there was a way of escape for the faithful: those who trusted in Him for forgiveness would have forgiveness and life.

BibleGateway: Habakkuk 2:2-5 ESV Text: Habakkuk 2:2-5 Habakkuk 2:2–5 (Listen) The Righteous Shall Live by His Faith 2 And the LORD answered me:   “Write the vision;    make it plain on tablets,    so he may run who reads it.3   For still the vision awaits its appointed time;    it hastens to the end—it will not lie.  If it seems slow, wait for it;    it will surely come; it will not delay. 4   “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,    but the righteous shall live by his…

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But at God’s answer, Habakkuk was concerned. Why would He bring justice this way? Why would a nation even worse than Judah take over the land?

But at God’s answer, Habakkuk was concerned. Why would He bring justice this way? Why would a nation even worse than Judah take over the land?

BibleGateway: Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 ESV Text: Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 Habakkuk 1:12–2:1 (Listen) Habakkuk’s Second Complaint 12   Are you not from everlasting,    O LORD my God, my Holy One?    We shall not die.  O LORD, you have ordained them as a judgment,    and you, O Rock, have established them for reproof.13   You who are of purer eyes than to see evil    and cannot look at wrong,  why do you idly look at traitors    and remain silent when the wicked swallows up    the man more righteous than he?14   You make mankind like the fish of…

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Though Josiah’s reforms in Judah were good, the need for God’s judgment on their sin remained. Habakkuk cried out for it and God promised it would come via Chaldea (Babylonia).

Though Josiah’s reforms in Judah were good, the need for God’s judgment on their sin remained. Habakkuk cried out for it and God promised it would come via Chaldea (Babylonia).

BibleGateway: Habakkuk 1:1-11 ESV Text: Habakkuk 1:1-11 Habakkuk 1:1–11 (Listen) 1:1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. Habakkuk’s Complaint 2   O LORD, how long shall I cry for help,    and you will not hear?  Or cry to you “Violence!”    and you will not save?3   Why do you make me see iniquity,    and why do you idly look at wrong?  Destruction and violence are before me;    strife and contention arise.4   So the law is paralyzed,    and justice never goes forth.  For the wicked surround the righteous;    so justice goes forth perverted. The Lord’s…

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Unbelief is slavery because the unbeliever can do nothing but sin before God. Only the truth, the message of Christ’s forgiveness, can break those chains.

Unbelief is slavery because the unbeliever can do nothing but sin before God. Only the truth, the message of Christ’s forgiveness, can break those chains.

BibleGateway: John 8:30-59 ESV Text: John 8:30-59 John 8:30–59 (Listen) 30 As he was saying these things, many believed in him. The Truth Will Set You Free 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you…

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