Don’t Worry About the Other Guy!

Don’t Worry About the Other Guy!

Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, who had lain close to His breast at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray You?”  When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?”  Jesus said to...

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Peter Really Got it Right When It Counted

Peter Really Got it Right When It Counted

Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish to go.”  (This He said to show by...

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The Meaning of the Word “Love”

The Meaning of the Word “Love”

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”  A second time He said to him, “Simon, son of...

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We Are All Supposed to Become Fishermen

We Are All Supposed to Become Fishermen

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered Him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will...

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Going Fishing? Now Is Not the Time to Let Up

Going Fishing? Now Is Not the Time to Let Up

After this Jesus revealed Himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberius; and He revealed Himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His Disciples were together.  Simon Peter said to them, “I...

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Proof of the Resurrection

Proof of the Resurrection

As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them.  But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit.  And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?  See My hands and My feet, that it is I...

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Communion Is How We Stoke the Fire

Communion Is How We Stoke the Fire

And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,  who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”  Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was known to...

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There Will Still Be Moments of Confusion

There Will Still Be Moments of Confusion

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.  But their eyes were kept from...

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The Resurrection Didn’t Bring Joy to Everyone

The Resurrection Didn’t Bring Joy to Everyone

While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.  And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by...

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The Resurrection IS the Lord!  

The Resurrection IS the Lord!  

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen! Natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, not uncommon in our complex and fallen world, are simultaneously indicative and derivative of our fallen existence. Orthodox soteriology, always cognizant of the imperfect world in which we live, makes insightful references to salvation as man’s restoration to perfect communion...

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