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Do What Has Been Done For You // John 13:3-17

What would you do with the final hours of your life? The final week of Jesus' life before the cross is the subject of each Gospel in the Bible. The Apostle John gives us a glimpse into the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. The meal was the Passover; a meal of significant national as well as religious significance. During the Passover meal, Jesus startles his disciples by stooping to wash their feet. Sit with me and with the disciples for a moment and reflect on this moment. In a few short hours Jesus will be delivered up, betrayed, and crucified.

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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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