The Question of All Questions

Jesus and His disciples took a trip to the seaside, to an area known as Caesarea Philippi. Near Mount Hermon and the large springs that fed the Jordan River, this place was given to religion. A variety of shrines, altars, and temples were erected there. The One so true strode...

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The More Excellent Way

“And I will show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). This sentence from the apostle Paul serves to set up his magnificent treatise on the preeminence of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  “A still more excellent way” — the words conclude Chapter 12, one that describes spiritual...

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Our Rock, Our Redeemer

“O, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). From here, from there, from the uttermost parts, we came. People of faith and purpose and joy and mission gathered to celebrate the finished work of Jesus Christ. As people who stand upon the Rock, as people who build their lives...

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The House of the Lord

“Let us go to the house of the Lord!” This represents an invitation, a joyful summons, as we read in Psalm 122, the third psalm in a series known as “Songs of Ascent.” The children of Israel sang this worship set of 15 songs as they marched to Jerusalem for...

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Better, Best, Blessed

Melchizedek  appeared suddenly.  This man of mystery showed himself to Abraham and shared with him bread, wine and a blessing. We first read the story of this King/Priest in Genesis 14. Abraham had just accomplished something remarkable. His small band of 318 men defeated the army that had raided Sodom...

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