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

06/22/2017

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

06/21/2017

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

05/11/2017

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 His Spirit tell him he would not die before he has seen the Messiah. This morning he feels unusually drawn to the temple. Entering, he suddenly “knows” why […]

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

04/23/2017

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 touted to be the #1 book on Jesus’ life in the U.S. Library of Congress. But it […]

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

03/28/2017

It is just before dawn on Sunday morning. At Jesus’ grave 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. But heavenly angels, excelling in strength, are there too. Just as there […]

Know God in a Year #224 A Hard Choice?

03/02/2017

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

02/20/2017

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

02/07/2017

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 […]

Know God in a Year #206 Anxious Hearts

02/06/2017

After Judas leaves, Jesus focuses on the joy of his mission’s outcome. “It’s time for Messiah to be known, and God in him.” He’s joyful that his suffering will clear God’s name, showing His true character to the universe, redeeming man. Spirit shows him the joy and celebration that will spread from world to world throughout […]

Know God in a Year #132 More than Asked

10/25/2016

The answer to Jesus prayer brought more than asked. The disciples awaken and reorient to their surroundings. They see Jesus radiant and glowing with light like they’ve never seen. As their eyes adjust, they see him speaking with Moses and Elijah. They’ve never seen them, yet they know them. This must be the rescue they’ve […]