Monthly Archives: July 2020

Jesus Prays

John 17 This is the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the entire New Testament.  Jesus is clearly one who prays a great deal, and we can gain a great deal of insight into prayer in this chapter.  For the … Continue reading

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To Return Home

When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great … Continue reading

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Things Will Be Different

John 16:16-24 Jesus is continuing His “Farewell Discourse” here, and today’s text is a continuation of what He was saying in our previous text.  You might recall that we ended last time with verse 16 as transition from His discussion … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Ark Encounter

Last week on our way home, we met our son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren in Williamstown, Kentucky for a visit to the Ark Encounter, and I have a few thoughts to share with you about our experience… If you aren’t … Continue reading

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About the Counselor

John 16:5-16 In 15:1-17 Jesus taught the disciples about relationships within the community of believers and instructed them it would be characterized by love.  In 15:18-16:4 He taught about the relationship between the community of believers and the world, saying … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: July 8, 2020

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Mob Rule and the Destruction of History

Reader Advisory: This is an Opinion Piece that expresses the view of its author. If you are likely to be upset by a view of recent events that may differ from your own, please stop reading now, and we’ll see … Continue reading

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Hated by the World

John 15:18-6:4 While the first 17 verses of chapter 15 discuss relationships within the Christian community, verses 18 and following discuss the relationship between the Christian community and the outside world.  In the first instance, the relationship is characterized by … Continue reading

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Mob Rule and the Destruction of History: Prologue

I mentioned here on TLP several weeks back that I officiated at the funeral of my mother back in February, breaking quite a few of the usual rules for preachers doing funerals, the most obvious of which is that you … Continue reading

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I am the Vine, You are the Branches

John 15:1-17 Today we continue our study of Jesus’ remarks to the disciples in the Upper Room.  Our passage is one of the best known in all of Scripture in which Jesus uses the illustration of a vine to describe … Continue reading

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