Jesus the Rescuer

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” (John 12:44–46)

            On June 23, 2018 the world watched as twelve members of the Wild Boars youth soccer team and their coach entered the Tam Luang. Tragically, they were trapped by rising flood waters. The boys were found in early July but it was soon realized that their rescue would be extremely dangerous.


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Is the Cross Offensive or Comforting?

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:32)
 
Earlier this week the Supreme Court made the decision that a World War I memorial cross could continue to stand at the crossroad intersection in Bladensburg, Maryland. Many people wanted the cross removed because it is a “preeminent symbol of Christianity.” And they are correct; it is a symbol of victory over death.
 
The cross is the most significant dividing point in human history. Consider the following:

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The Power of a Father’s Blessing

In biblical times, a father’s blessing meant everything. It was not just a show of favor but it was the passing on of an inheritance and in many cases wishing that child a long and prosperous life. We think of a blessing as a verbal affirmation, however it’s much more than that; the father’s blessing carries with it a lasting impact that is revealed from generation to generation.  

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