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Passages Ministries

The Evangelistic Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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Blog posts : "hope"

Are You Satisfied?

May 28, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

The old hymn I am satisfied with Jesus says: “I am satisfied with Jesus, He has done so much for me: He has suffered to redeem me, He has died to set me free.” The chorus says, “I am satisfied, I am satisfied, I am satisfied with Jesus, But the question comes to me, As …

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Wanted Dead And Alive

May 24, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

We could all put our pictures on a Wanted Poster. We are all indeed wanted by the Lord. You see, there was a death penalty passed on us. Jesus said it this way in John 3:16-18 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him…

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The Hidden Years

May 21, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

As I am sitting here this evening writing this blog post, I think about the so called “hidden years” in Jesus’ life. I think of how wondrous it is that He would spend the first thirty years of His life in the humdrum, work-a-day world of a common laborer.

If I …

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In The Beginning

May 10, 2017


By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There are two places in the Bible where the words “In the beginning” occur. Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 both begin with these words. In both cases you should leave out the word “the.” This leaves you with “In beginning.” The concept here is timeless. In the very …

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The Son of Man Has Come to Seek and to Save

May 1, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There are many in the world who believe they are alone, rejected and forsaken. This was the case of a little man named Zacchaeus. We find his story in the Gospel of Luke chapter 19. He was alone because he was a tax collector for the hated Roman government. He was c…

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The Place Called the Skull

April 12, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Luke 23:33 (NASB) “And when they came to the place called The Skull (Calvary), there they crucified Him …”


The place is called The Place of the Skull due to the shape of the rocks beneath its brow. Another name, Golgotha is the Hebrew word for skull o…

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Sin Made More Sinful

March 15, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Romans 7:13 (NASB77)
 “…sin might become utterly sinful.”

The sense here is, that by the giving of the command, and its application to the mind, sin was completely developed; it was excited, inflamed, aggravated, and showed to be excessively malignant and de…

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