The Wait, the Wind, the Word

The Apostles kept looking up, their eyes on the sky. They stared steadily at the spot where Jesus had escaped their view. The Savior rose through the clouds before this group and was gone. It was 40 days since Resurrection Sunday. Jesus came and went among them. He appeared and...

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Forgiven, Forgiving and Free

I read something horrible this week. A pastor and ministry leader pleaded guilty to molestation of young girls and was sentenced to nearly 20 years. The man is 75 and in poor health. He’s likely to spend the rest of his days behind bars. It is something he expected and...

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Jesus and Our Feet

It’s easy for us to imagine Jesus looking down from Heaven upon us. As Christians, we believe that He ascended through the clouds to take His place at the right hand of the Father on high. “Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool …” so we read in...

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Our God, How Great

Toward the end of the Old Testament, we read of Ezra, a scribe dedicated to the Word of the Lord. He’s a man among the captives in Babylon. These were people taken from the land of Israel during the empires that ruled the Middle East region in those days. The...

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The Sense of the Sanctuary

“Until I went to the sanctuary of God …” This phrase shows up smack in the middle of Psalm 73, a piece of poetry attributed to Asaph. The words he strung together are something of a confession. He admits that envy nearly got the best of him. He explains the...

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