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Samaritan Water

Jesus was becoming popular in Judea.

He knew the Pharisees were watching Him so He left Judea.  He comes upon a well in Related imageSychar: Jacob’s well.  A woman comes and Jesus speaks to her.  “Give me a drink.” Samaritans and Jews do not interact if avoidable.  Also, man to strange woman is touchy.  But Jesus loved this woman and knew He had the best gift to offer anyone.  He knew she would be receptive!

“How is it you, a Jew, talk to a Samaritan?” Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. “If you knew the gift of God and who I am, you would ask for living water.” Read more of this post

I’m a Christian, But I am Not…

BuzzFeed’s ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ viral video accidentally updated the Pharisee’s 5 Most Cringeworthy Problems With BuzzFeed’s Viral ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ Video‘Thank God I’m not like other men’ prayer Jesus warns us about.

Ms. Hemmingway, whom I am taking ques from,  took her readers right to the wisdom of Jesus by referring to the parable in Luke 18.

 

Wise woman!

 

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Why Jesus?

Silence, Martin Scorsese Director

Megachurch Pastors

The Mega-Problem Behind the ‘Falls’ of Megachurch Pastors

Perry Noble, Darrin Patrick, Tullian Tchividjian. Whose responsibility is this?

Being a pastor is lonely.

I once led at a church where the Senior Pastor resigned due to terrible circumstances. It was a soul-wrenching nightmare of a season. As the campus pastor, also known as the Junior Associate Announcements Pastor, I carried some of the weight of walking with the church through the aftermath of our pastor’s derailing. And during that time, I often heard people say, “I miss him so much, I feel like he really knew me.” To which I would reply kindly, “Had you ever spoken to the pastor?” Inevitably, they would reply, “No. He high-fived me at the VBS party, but we never actually met or talked.”

This is so often the life of a mega-church pastors. They are surrounded by people, yet nobody knows them. We think we know them, but we only know what they show—and they don’t show everything. And really, how can they?

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More Than You Think I Am

The Mormon Temple

How I Escaped the Mormon Temple

After being in the LDS Church for 30 years, I began reading the New Testament. What was there shocked me.

This is the story about Lynn, formerly a Mormon, and the  miraculous intervention that took place in her family.

I’ve had a family member get connected to the Mormon Church.  Myra’s outcome was not so wholesome as Lynn’s outcome.   I am not sure Myra was a believer in the first place.  The Mormon missionaries treated her badly and that lead to her demise.  Today she is mentally unstable.

Lynn had a utopian existence in of all places Alpine, Utah.

That all began to change one day when she received a phone call from her son Micah.

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Bono–Heartbreak That Led to Faith

QPolitical  asked that I share this story and my pastor put me on to it because he loves Bono. Bono is a great man, as men go!

Bono Shares The Heartbreaking Story That Led To His Faith In Jesus Christ

Bono many be known for his distinct vocals and lyrics often heavy in social and political Bonothemes, but there’s a side of U2’s lead singer that many haven’t seen.

Bono believes in God. And if you meet him in person, you’ll quickly learn that he’s unashamed to tell you so.

Bono doesn’t claim to be a perfect Christian. In fact, he admits that many of his life’s deepest struggles are what caused him to turn to Christ. Read more of this post

How Great is our God!

Worship with me the Great and the Almighty God who sites on the throne in Heaven right now with the Son of God at the Father’s side interceding for His blessed children.

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They Did This to Your Savior!

…they did this to my Savior!