Tag Archives: John 3:16

He gave

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) How did God demonstrate His love for us? God loved, so He … Continue reading

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A lion in your living room?

I’ve learned something from painful experience. It’s impossible to have a casual relationship with sin. Think of the front door to your house or apartment. It’s how you gain entry; it’s the way you admit guests. Listen. If you crack open … Continue reading

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Join the Bones Brigade

While Oxford, KS was definitely not a hotbed of skateboarding innovation in the late 70s and early 80s, I still had a board and I remain a fan of this era’s pioneering creativity. I was recently watching Bones Brigade: An … Continue reading

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Lightning, then thunder

The speed of sound is 767 mph or about 0.2 miles per second. This enables us to estimate our distance from a lightning strike by counting the seconds until we hear the thunder. For every five seconds we count, we’re … Continue reading

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Love/give

You’ve probably heard this scripture. It’s kind of a big deal. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Because … Continue reading

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We built this city

Starship (née Jefferson Starship née Jefferson Airplane) recorded the song “We built this city” in 1985. It’s a bit controversial because a band with a history of musical political activism released a song that was received as quintessential “pop rock”. … Continue reading

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More than a savior

If you’ve spent any time around church, then you probably know about  John 3:16. It’s the greatest news we can receive. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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Free-giveness

We are lucky. Despite our bad behavior and sin-separation from God, our relationship is healed through Jesus’ sacrifice. We are forgiven without cost to us when we accept Jesus as our savior. Our forgiveness is free (although it came at … Continue reading

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Playing with matches

Dabbling in sin is like playing with matches in your living room. Eventually, you will burn down your house. The fact is that it’s impossible to have a casual relationship with sin. If you crack open the door, it will … Continue reading

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New rubble

Isaiah was a prophet who lived about 700 years before Jesus. God used Isaiah to both convict the Israelites of their sin and reassure them of His unending love. Isaiah said: The Spirit of God , the Master, is on me … Continue reading

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