The Good News – Part 1

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I have a confession to make: I’m dissatisfied.  Utterly dissatisfied.  I have been for a while now.  Why?  Glad you asked!  Here’s why:  I’ve been reading stories in the Bible about people’s encounters with Jesus.  Here’s just a few of them:

I read about the the woman at the well, who after encountering Jesus “left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, ‘Come and see the man who told me everything I ever did!  Could He possibly be the Messiah?  So the people came streaming from the village to see Him” (John 4:28-30).

I read about the disciples, who were constantly “amazed” and “astonished” at the words and miracles of Jesus (Matthew 8:27, 19:25).

I read about the leper who Jesus healed.  “When he saw that he was healed, [he] came back to Jesus, shouting, ‘Praise God!’  He fell to the ground at…

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