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Luke 6:12-16: The Twelve Apostles

God’s ways are not our ways, and that is especially true when it comes to ministry. God uses all sorts of people that we would not expect. When you choose a president or prime minister you are looking for someone with an impeccable record, not so in the Bible. Where we have a winning formula for a leader, that type A personality that we think is the perfect recipe for success God uses different ingredients. This is very evident as we come to that part of the gospels where Jesus chooses His twelve apostles in Luke 6:12-16. Picture the...

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Easter Sunday: John 18:1-11: The Arrest of Christ

INTRODUCTION: I had a completely different sermon planned for this one, but in my meditations this week I was drawn to the passage where Jesus is arrested in John 18:1-11.  John’s gospel is unique among the four gospels and tends to focus our attention on the glory of Christ as the Son of God.  For this reason we see John not lingering on the garden of Gethsemane when Jesus was toiling in His weakness to submit Himself to God’s wrath for our sins. No, instead we see John brushes over that in v1-2, ‘When Jesus had spoken these words, he...

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