Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away,… — John 16:7 A best friend may move across the country, a loved one or family member may die, or you may grow apart from someone.┬áLoss and separation is a big part of the human experience, but it is hard…

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Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to Pilate’s headquarters. It was early in the morning. They themselves did not enter the headquarters, so as to avoid ritual defilement and to be able to eat the Passover. — John 18:28 It is easy to pass over the above passage when reading about the trial of Jesus.…

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Beginning at John 12:12, we learn of Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem on a donkey to shouts of Hosanna. John suggests that he did so to fulfill the prophecy: “Do not be afraid, daughter of Zion, Look your king is coming sitting on a donkey’s colt.” — Zech. 9:9 Probably he is right, he ought to…

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Seven years ago, I received a call that a young man had died, and thus through God’s miracle of organ transplants I would now live. It is a sobering call — to know that while you and your family are crying tears of joy, someone else’s family is crying tears of sorrow but still has…

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