“I thirst.”  This simple statement that Jesus made before he died almost seems out of place among the other more dramatic statements he made from the cross.  Yet this seemingly insignificant statement is recorded by John alone, and with John, almost every seemingly insignificant statement is a clue to the deeper meaning of Jesus’ […]

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Lambasted by gossip, slander, doubt and hate, what did Jesus do? Did he pack it in, saying, “You’re right. I am just a simple carpenter. My journey, my mission ends here”? Did he throw in the towel and say, “I can’t do it! I can’t go to Jerusalem to be killed. I can’t take this […]

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Mark 6:1-6 History teems with epic expeditions and victorious voyages: Magellan’s triumphant voyage around the globe in the 1500s Lewis and Clark’s remarkable excursion to the American west in the 1800s Apollo 11’s momentous moon landing in 1969 History also records plenty of troublesome trips and ruinous journeys: Christopher Columbus’ attempt to reach India in […]

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