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Know God in a Year #75 Forgiven

08/11/2019

A paralyzed man in Capernaum is completely helpless and dying. Friends tell him of the healing power of Jesus, but he doubts Jesus would want him in his presence. He knows his illness came from his sin and so refuses hope. Finally, his friends convince him to let them carry him to Peter’s house where […]

Know God in a Year #64 The “I Know” Mind

07/25/2019

When people think they know you, it can prevent really knowing you. Jesus had grown up among the people of Nazareth, they had watched him develop from childhood, so they were resistant to seeing him as anything but “the carpenter’s son.” They’d heard about his miracles, and were hoping for some. But there was another […]

Know God in a Year #44 After Cleansing Comes True Worship

06/27/2019

Finally the terrified priests and temple officers regain their composure and return to the temple. What a difference they find! The temple is now filled with the praise of the healed. The blind see Jesus face, the deaf hear his voice, the mute shout his praise–the first healings of his ministry. Smiling children come and […]

Know God in a Year #43 The Power of Choice is All-Powerful

06/26/2019

The same commanding voice that made Mt. Sinai quake, now rings through the temple, “Get these things out of here!” Once again the people tremble. The priests and vendors rush to get away. The cords in his hand seem like a terrible scourge even though no one is hit. The racketeers leave their money trying […]

Know God in a Year #14 Confirmation of Messiah

05/16/2019

Simeon just happens to walk into the temple while Jesus is being dedicated. Just happens? No, Simeon has such a connection with God that he has heard Ruach tell him he will not die before he has seen the Messiah. This morning he feels unusually drawn to the temple. Entering, he suddenly “knows” why he […]

Know God in a Year–Introduction to God-in-a-Box

04/28/2019

Do you ever want more from life? Ever feel empty? A longing for you-don’t-know-what? It really isn’t a malfunction. God put that in you to lead you to Him–the One who satisfies. Years ago I read a book acclaimed as the #1 book on Jesus’ life in the U.S. Library of Congress. But it was […]

Know God in a Year #242 Nothing Keeps God Down–The Resurrection

04/02/2019

It is just before dawn on Sunday morning. At Jesus’ tomb many soldiers are keeping watch, along with many beings they can’t see.  A great number of evil angels are there with Satan hoping to keep the Son of God from coming out of his grave. But Jesus’ angels, excelling in strength, are there too. […]

Know God in a Year #224 A Hard Choice?

03/07/2019

Some soldiers, instigated by demons, put a purple robe on Jesus after they’ve beat him 39 times with leather thongs studded with bone. They make him a “crown” out of the thorn bush. They must have been desperate to lighten the stress of such obviously inappropriate treatment, so they mock him king, abusing him both […]

Know God in a Year #216 An Oath Turns Backwards

02/25/2019

The Jews wanted their Messiah to control and overwhelm their enemies with power and glory… Jesus knew what they wanted, and his biggest temptation was to give it to them by laying out his cruel tormentors in a flash of divine power. To be surrounded by people under the control of Satan was revolting to him. […]

Know God in a Year #207 True Identity

02/12/2019

Jesus sees their confusion over hearing that he is leaving–they are baffled–don’t even know what to ask. He knows discouragement and depression make an easy target for Satan, so he draws them out. “You know where I’m going and you know the way.” Thomas speaks the doubt he struggles with, saying, “Lord, we don’t know […]