John

Dropping the Light Bulb

Day 89 Today’s Reading: John 21 We know that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in 1879. Back then they didn’t have mass production, so each bulb had to be created separately. He and his colleagues worked twenty-four painstaking and meticulous hours straight to put just one together. The story goes that when Edison was

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A Sunday-Night Message From Jesus

Day 88 Today’s Reading: John 20 What if Jesus showed up to your Sunday night service today? I know we talk about Resurrection morning, but not many talk about what happened that night. Resurrection night was a huge event for the disciples. I’m afraid if Jesus showed up to one of our twenty-first-century Sunday evening

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You Can’t Hide One Hundred Pounds

Day 87 Today’s Reading: John 19 One hundred pounds is a lot of extra weight to carry with you. It is noticeable when you put it on and it’s noticeable when you shed it. Our story today is one hundred pounds put on and it’s noticeable, because you can’t hide one hundred pounds. Let me

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What Kind of Pilate/Pilot Are You?

Day 86 Today’s Reading: John 18 I remember a few years ago flying out of a large midwestern city in the middle of bad storms. Planes were still taking off, but passengers were feeling uneasy. I have to tell you, as I waited at my gate, I wasn’t feeling it either, and fear started to

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Lift Up Your Eyes in Prayer

Day 85 Today’s Reading: John 17 John 17 is holy ground. If I were God’s editor, I never would have allowed this chapter in the Bible. It’s sacred, it’s other-world, it’s uncomfortable . . . it’s the prayer closet of Jesus. This is a very solemn chapter, what we call the high priestly prayer of

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