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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Mary Magdalene—Talk About a Turnaround

Mary Magdalene—Talk About a Turnaround

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She...

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Being a Christian Requires a Soft Heart

Being a Christian Requires a Soft Heart

And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.   Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had...

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Jesus is My ______ and My ______

Jesus is My ______ and My ______

Eight days later, His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you.”  Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand,...

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