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The Power of the Word - Part 20

The pounding on the door woke him up. Even though it was mid-day, he had been sleeping. Try as he might, he found himself sleeping more and more, not so much because he was tired, but because he just couldn’t face his reality any more. He prayed to Yahweh the Creator to please let him die. He knew t…

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The Power of the Word - Part 19

He startled awake. Something had caused him to bolt out of slumber. He lay in the darkness as still as he could listening. Nothing. It must have been one of the dogs in the camp that brushed too near his tent. He tried to go back to sleep, but sleep did not come. He decided to get up and walk around…

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The Power of the Word - Part 18

She knew this day would eventually come. She just hadn’t expected it to come so soon. She had watched the land dry up as day after day there was no rain. She had watched her food supplies dwindle with each of these rainless days. The day she realized that the food remaining would soon not be enough …

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The Power of the Word - Part 17

The rooftop of the house was his favorite place to pray. There was a hidden corner where he felt cut off from the noise emanating from the shops below. From the vantage point of the roof, he could see the ocean, smell the sea air, and listen to the sea birds squawk as they fished for food. The tanne…

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The Power of the Word - Part 16

As far back as he could remember, he loved to sit with his grandfather and listen to the old stories. One of his favorites was of his great grandfather Enoch who vanished without a trace. Many of the townspeople thought Enoch had gone mad with all the preaching he did and went to live in the great f…

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The Power of the Word - Part 15

He stopped the oxen who were pulling the plough and wiped the sweat off his brow. He took the water flask from his belt and took a nice long drink. On the next pass of the field he would stop and let the oxen have a drink as well. He could see that they needed a bit of a rest.

He started his oxen p…

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The Power of the Word - Part 14

He sat on the edge of his bed totally devastated. How had this happened? He was the commander of the Syrian army. He was a highly decorated and respected soldier. He was a man of action, and soon he would be reduced to nothing. Literally.

Namaan stared at the growing white spot on his arm in disbel…

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The Power of the Word - Part 13

He couldn’t remember exactly when he had made the decision. But the decision had been made nonetheless. He never wanted to be like his father, or his grandfather for that matter. No, he wanted to be just like the good and mighty King David. Every night he had begged his mother to tell one story of t…

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The Power of the Word - Part 12

He had never felt this way before. Sure, he had had his ups and downs. There were times when he had felt sad for several days. Who wouldn’t feel sad at times with the messages he had to deliver to God’s people – messages that often went unheeded. But even during those sad times he could function. Th…

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The Power of the Word - Part 11

As he stood in front of the assembled group, he saw movement out of the corner of his eye. He kept speaking as he turned his head to get a better look. A group of temple guards strode purposefully in their direction with the High Priest in the center desperately trying to keep up. Peter had seen tha…

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The Power of the Word - Part 10

The night began like every other night had over the past several years. The routine was the same, and he could almost complete his nightly tasks with his eyes closed. He walked around the Tabernacle as usual making sure everything was in its place. The last task of the night was to refill the oil in…

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The Power of the Word - Part 9

His relationship with God was a bit unusual. He only knew a couple of others like him that God spoke to directly. It was exhilarating at times and heartbreaking at times. It was also a heavy responsibility. God showed up on His own timing when He had something to say to His people. God’s timing didn…

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The Power of the Word - Part 8

Frankly, he was tired of hearing about death. From where he stood, or more accurately walked, the future looked bright. There was a lot to live for – a lot to accomplish. But every time it seemed they moving in the direction of meeting their goals, Jesus would burst their happy bubbles with talk of …

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The Power of the Word - Part 7

He couldn’t quite remember when it had taken such complete hold. What he did remember was that he had grown up a happy child in a loving family. Sure, his family’s business of raising pigs made things difficult now and then with the local priests at the synagogue, but his parents dealt with that. He…

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The Power of the Word - Part 6

He couldn’t remember such a long boring night. The hours had seemed to stretch on forever. He hadn’t done much, no one had. And yet, he was as sore as if he had been hauling nets all night. The break of dawn had never been so eagerly greeted. As soon as it was light enough to see the passengers in t…

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The Power of the Word - Part 5

He lay in his bed totally wide awake. Sleep would not come again. After a period of tossing and turning, he got up and went outside the tent. The expanse of stars that usually brought him such joy because of God’s promise seemed a bit dimmer this night. And why shouldn’t they? The stars were symboli…

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The Power of the Word - Part 4

The smell of death was in the room. In fact, the smell permeated the entire house, when he thought about it. He sat there helplessly watching the young man in the bed inch closer to his final breath. Helpless was not a feeling he was used to. He was a Roman centurion after all. He commanded one hund…

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The Power of the Word - Part 3

It was a day he would never forget – a day he would never tire of talking about. It was the day he was set free.

That incredibly special day began like every other day had for the past 38 years. Thirty-eight years is along time. That’s an entire lifespan for some people. Thirty-eight years can se…

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The Power of the Word - Part 2

The reason the Word is powerful is because the entire Bible – from Genesis through Revelation – reveals Who Jesus is and the depth of His love for us.

You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. John 5:39

This eternal truth wa…

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The Power of the Word - Part 1

Many of us are familiar with the Great Commission that Jesus gave to all of His followers just prior to returning to heaven after faithfully and successfully completing the mission the Father gave to Him:

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on…

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