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The Prayer Of Our High Priest # 8

“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
We have a saying, “Truth is in the eye of the beholder.” This saying declares that truth is individual. Standing before Pilate, Jesus said, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37b). Pilate then asks, “What is truth” (John 18:38b)?


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Not Who But What

Ponder: Determining what is true.

Scripture: “He who has received His testimony has certified that God is true” (John 3:33, NKJV).

“Whose side are you on?” Whenever controversy arises, whether it be in a family, in politics, or in religious matters, our tendency is to choose up sides. It’s nothing new; folks in the first century A.D. did the same thing.


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“Freedom Isn’t Free”

“. . . of whom the world was not worthy” (Heb. 11:38a NASU).
We, as Americans, enjoy freedoms that so many in the world only dream about. We have these freedoms because someone paid the price for that freedom – freedom is not free; it comes with a price.
In the Bible, we discover the words “remember,” “remembrance,” and “memorial” are found more than 200 times (depending on the translation). God reminded his children in the Old Testament to remember that they were once slaves in Egypt. He told them to remember many significant events. In the New Testament we’re told to remember the death of Christ each Lord’s Day as we observe the Lord’s Supper.


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