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Urgent

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for today 8. It was urgent. For whatever the reason, be it the soon-expected return of Christ, or simply the passion of getting the … Continue reading

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The gospel according to the roosters’ crow

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) My daughter lives in a house in the mountains of Oahu, Hawaii, minutes up the hill from the most popular surfing spots on the North Shore. The houses up here … Continue reading

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Don’t give up on anyone

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) It’s time for this one again. You don’t want to ever forget this! My wife, Marti, loves to tell the story of a dramatic rescue in which she played a … Continue reading

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First responders

I was just climbing into bed at two in the morning last night when I smelled something burning. Believe it or not, we do have fireplaces here in southern California, and some people actually use them to burn real wood, … Continue reading

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Wake up call

Last night was our last Catch online Zoom revival meeting for this year, and it truly lit a fire among those in attendance. If you weren’t there, the good news is, we have it on demand as soon as we … Continue reading

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Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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What ever happened to sin?

“The word ‘sin,’ which seems to have disappeared, was a proud word. It was once a strong word, an ominous and serious word. It described a central point in every civilized human being’s life plan and life style. But the … Continue reading

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The gospel is good news

With the country split in half and everyone getting meaner, what an opportunity for grace turned outward! We are offering the antithesis to everything brewing in society. Wherever you are, from the mail room to the executive offices — from … Continue reading

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