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Cinco de Mayo

By Stephen Leonard “For God shows no partiality.” Romans 2:11 Cinco de Mayo is today, May 5th, and largely a Mexican-American holiday. No matter what you think of it, I rather think it serves to remind us who we are as a nation, a people. America is one »

Meals Are Sacred

By Stephen Leonard “When He was at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him.” Luke 24:30-31 Jesus appeared to His disciples and others a number of times in »

The Resurrection Was No Lie

By Stephen Leonard “He presented himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3 There were forty days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. In that time, He purposefully provided an abundance »

A Chance Encounter?

By Stephen Leonard “And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry His cross.” Mark 15:21 Jesus was in a pitiful state when He was forced to carry His instrument of crucifixion, a heavy »

Tears of Love

By Stephen Leonard “Jesus wept.” John 11:35 The monk who organized all the Scripture into specific verses kept this one to just two powerful words, “Jesus wept.” This verse needed nothing else. It says it all. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Son of »

Sorrow Far Beyond Yours

By Stephen Leonard “My soul is sad even to death.” Matthew 26:38 Nearly everyone has personally experienced deep and agonizing sorrow. It is the very nature of humanity in a fallen world. No one ever completely escapes sorrows. Some become better by them, others bitter. Sorrows truly »

Trinity at the Baptism

By Stephen Leonard “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I »

Life is All Too Brief

By Stephen Leonard “As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.” Psalm 103:15-16 God said to us all, “You are dust, and »

An Intimate Relationship

By Stephen Leonard “The Lord is MY shepherd, I shall not want. He makes ME lie down in green pastures. He leads ME beside still waters. He restores MY soul. He leads ME in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley »

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