‘Silly’ Prayers and the Savior’s Grace

The first miracle of Jesus was a small thing, a surprising thing even, as we read in John 2. He and His disciples arrived at a wedding celebration in the village of Cana, near Nazareth, and they went to get something to drink. Jesus was met by Mary, His mother,...

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The Beauty of Holiness

Righteousness and holiness are words out of fashion. To some, they are terms that imply exclusion and division. They are words employed to convey the sense of things sacred, and sacred things are things that seem out of reach. Jesus changed this. He came from Heaven to earth, the only...

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Made for War

The best defense is a good offense – or so I have heard it said by a number of sports coaches through the years. In fact, this is an ancient concept; really it’s one that’s as old as Creation. Follow this with me. Genesis opens by telling us that “the...

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For Those Who Know Not What They Do

The first words Jesus said from the Cross were these: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” The sentence startles us because we understand so little about what’s really happening in our midst. To this point, Jesus had suffered through the miscarriages of Jewish and Roman justice...

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