How Long Is an Age?

By Barbara Rainey | June 28, 2021 | 8 Comments

  Last words are important. They’re meaningful. Spoken before death or by a soldier leaving for deployment, parting words are memorable. Often those words keep the left-behind ones getting up each morning, counting the days as they wait for the anticipated reunion.  So the last words Jesus, before He ascended to heaven, are some of […]

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I AM the Resurrection and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, though He die, yet shall He live.” John 11:25 Today we have arrived at the summit! The pinnacle moment of our faith.  The tomb is empty … grave clothes vacant … stone rolled away! The Lamb of God has taken away the sins of […]

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Silent Saturday

By Barbara Rainey | April 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

  “Silent Saturday” says it all.  The hopes of all Jesus’ disciples were completely dashed. To watch the brutality of any crucifixion was difficult. To watch the One you loved and worshipped crucified and murdered unjustly was traumatic.  As they mourned at home, it was the Sabbath, so no work was being done. Those who […]

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I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life

By Barbara Rainey | April 2, 2021 | 1 Comment

“I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 This trinity of names illustrates well the message of the Cross.  There is one Way to God: Jesus the Messiah.  There is one Truth: Jesus the Messiah. There is one Life Source, one Creator, […]

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I AM the True Vine

By Barbara Rainey | April 1, 2021 | 3 Comments

“I AM the True Vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  … I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me  and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:1, 5 Horticulture is the symbol for this name Jesus speaks […]

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