Be Wise, Be Ready, Be Faithful

Jesus was no hometown hero. In Nazareth, the people took offense at His words and His works. Their familiarity with Him and His family hardened their hearts to the message He came to deliver. His upbringing, apparently, was rather ordinary – save for the scandal that revolved around Mary’s premarital...

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According to His Word

Mary was a simple teen-ager. Devout and sweet, betrothed to the town carpenter, she was ready to lead an unspectacular life and a gritty existence in Nazareth. She and Joseph would raise a Jewish family. They would celebrate the feasts together with travels to Jerusalem. Hope for the Messiah lingered...

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Reward

 And “I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith — as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts...

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The Power of Presence

Psalm 73 puts down in verse things that we have all thought at some time or another. We groan at the success of those seemingly so rooted in evil practices. The psalmist labeled such thoughts as envy as he made a confession. He related a series of observations on how...

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