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“What Do You Want?”

“The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’ 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?'” (John 1:35-38 NIV).

These two disciples of John were led by John’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah to follow Him. As Jesus turned and noticed these men following Him, He asked, “What do you want?”

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The Agony Of Defeat and The Challenges of Victory

“. . . for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:3-4 NIV).
 
The most decorated gold medalist has done well in what most likely will be his last Olympic games. But in the last four years Phelps had not been basking in the sun reliving his glory. He went into a very dark place and lost his way. On the other hand, the women’s soccer team that was expected to bring home the gold, was ousted by what most considered to be an inferior team. In response to defeat, a player on the team, Hope Solo, called Sweden a “bunch of cowards.” Later she posted on Twitter a half hearted apology, “Losing sucks. I’m really bad at it.”

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Promised Victory

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”

(Rom 8:37 NIV).

One of the burning issues of the day is “Will we ever defeat Isis?” “Will we ever defeat the Islamic terrorists that wish to destroy our way of life and take away our freedoms?”


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