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The Voice of the Good Shepherd Leads to Life // John 10:9-10

The number of voices calling out to us in life is deafening. Facebook, Instagram, email, Twitter, news feeds, blogs, vlogs, YouTube Channels and more are 24/7 communicating information to us. We literally have to "un-plug" to get away from it all. In the midst of all this noise there is the still small voice of God calling out to us. With so many messages bombarding us, it's easy to allow it all to become white noise and we become numb. The Christian must work to intentionally tune into the voice of God.

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Jesus is the door to life // John 10:9

Everyone is trying to find meaning, purpose and ultimate fulfillment in life. Life provides many doorways to what we believe will give us satisfaction, identity and peace. These doors promise great things. You can hear the sounds on the outside and what's inside seems alluring. People will guide you, entice you and show you all manner of doors in life. These doors could be labeled financial riches, fame or popularity, entertainment, religion, sex, career, travel, food, drugs/alcohol/escape or even suicide. What can keep me up at night as a father is worrying about which doors my kids are toying with going through, drawn to or have gone into. Each door holds behind it a set of consequences; we can't un-see what we've seen or un-experience what we've experienced. But Jesus appears...

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Jesus Completely Satisfies // John 6:31-35

What is it that you hunger for? Deep down inside of your gut and I'm not talking about pizza; is it peace, justice, the humane treatment of animals or stability in your home? What is it that you thirst for? Do you long to be known and really understood? Do you thirst for meaning, to be loved or even have someone to love? Jesus speaks through time and from the pages of John's Gospel (John 6: 31-35) to announce that He is the bread of life and in Him is complete satisfaction of both hunger and thirst. 

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God Wants You to Know Him by Name // Exodus 3:1-15

In all of human history, only 3 people will ever call me dad. I have daughter in-laws; however, I only have 3 children by birth and now 1 grand-daughter. Names are significant and often refer to unique relationships (such as father/child). God wants you to know Him by name. I can say I know Chris Pratt. If I were to meet him, I'd start with calling him Mr. Pratt.  It would be an entirely different scenario if I met him and he said, "Call me 'Chris.'" I would now be able to say, "I know Chris Pratt by name." God wants you to know Him by name.

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