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In All Things God Works for the Good

Mark 14: 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. The word “unprecedented” will quite certainly become one of 2020’s “words of the year”.  It’s difficult to turn on a news broadcast or an interview with a health specialist or politician and not hear that word.  If someone would have suggested a year earlier that every sports […]

It is, and Continues to be, Finished!

John 19: 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. If you have competed in an endurance race, you can probably relate to some common pre-race emotions.  They are usually some strange combination of excitement and dread.  Excitement because, along with throngs of […]

Last Words

Luke 23: 46 Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame football coach, was twice named NFL Coach of the Year; he coached in two Super Bowl Championships (the 1st and 2nd Super Bowls), […]

Our Great Hope is Gone

Mark 15: 40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. The day is July 15, 2004.  It’s a Thursday morning in Los Angeles and Lakers fans are mortified.  LA has many sports franchises, but the NBA Lakers dominate the city.  Theirs […]