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Slow To Accept Him

By Justin Hopkins | Dec 14, 2018

Some people heartily embrace the Gospel the first time that they hear it. They are eagerly searching for the salvation that Jesus offers. Others never give the Gospel a fair hearing, like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. Still, others desire truth, but for one reason or another are slow to embrace it. Such was Nicodemus.…

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What Eats You Up?

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 30, 2018

John chapter two ends with an abrupt account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. This whole process occupies many hours of His time. He made a scourge (John 2:15). No doubt, He spent much time in thought and prayer as He sat and braided the small cords. His actions were not a brief fit of rage…

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It’s A Miracle!

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 23, 2018

In John 2:11 we read that Jesus’ first miracle “manifested His glory.” It was a significant event to all who saw or heard of it. It is easy when we read our Bibles to imagine that miracles were a commonplace occurrence. We tend to picture Abraham walking out of his tent every morning, stretching, yawning,…

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How do I chose a coffee grinder?

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 20, 2018

It is often said that your grinder is the most important piece of equipment that effects how Epic your coffee is. Well, it’s true. Even coffee that was ground just seconds before brewing will produce a lousy cup if it was ground with a hammer. It is important that all of the grounds in your…

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Whatever He Says…

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 16, 2018

The first miracle that Jesus ever performed was prompted by the initiative of His mother, Mary. The instructions that she gave to the servants were simple. “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5). What might have happened if the servants had ignored Jesus’ instructions? What if they had only kinda done what Jesus…

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Whole Bean Or Pre-Ground?

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 9, 2018

Do you like your coffee to have the maximum amount of freshness, flavor, and wonderfulness? Then you want whole-bean coffee. Remember from October, that the biggest factor affecting the freshness of your coffee is its exposure to air. When you grind your coffee the amount of surface area that is exposed to air multiplies exponentially.…

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The Eternal Word

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 6, 2018

John begins his Gospel with a profound treatise about the eternal nature and deity of Christ. Christ is described as the Word (John 1:1), who was with God and was God. He is the one who made all things (John 1:3). Indeed, when you read Genesis 1, everything that was created was created by the…

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Why do you come to Jesus?

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 6, 2018

In the first chapter of John we see many different people coming to Jesus for many different reasons. The Pharisees came to investigate a possible threat to their own position and power. Jesus asked two of the first disciples to follow Him what they were seeking (John 1:38). They wanted to be with Jesus and…

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The Fulfillment of the Law

By Justin Hopkins | Nov 6, 2018

The Old Testament is vital to our faith and understanding of God. It makes up 2/3 of the Sacred Text. Yet, John draws a sharp contrast between the Law of Moses and the Law of Christ (John 1:15-24). Jesus is greater than Moses, who delivered a law that was not able to fulfill the justice…

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