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Commandments Done Right

The word “commandment” is a word that sounds so forceful, so prohibitive, and so hard to us. We imagine a policeman shouting, “STOP!” when we consider it. So it may come as something of a surprise to hear John write these words in one of his letters: “For this is...

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Three Hebrew Boys

As we obey the truth, God may allow us to be placed in precarious situations and locales — only to deliver us and reveal His glorious nature. Why does He do this? — so we can see the vast difference between Almighty God and un-mighty man. Here, watch one such...

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The Best Revenge

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Jesus spoke these words from the Cross. It was the first sentence He said once He was lifted up, according to Luke 23. His hands and feet were pierced. He had been lashed mercilessly with a scourge. A crown of...

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Remembering Easter

My childhood highlighted Easter. Not as ecstatic as Christmas, but carrying its own mixture of excitement, Easter differed from Christmas, much like death opposes birth, accentuating two poles of a man’s existence. Indeed, all the candy and gifts were tainted by those Bible stories, most importantly, the one of cruel death....

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A Different Kind of King

“Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about Me?” These words are found in John’s gospel, Chapter 18. They were the words of Jesus to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor in charge of Jerusalem. “Are you the King of the Jews?” Pilate...

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Seeker of the Lost

The Son of Man came for one reason, “to seek and to save the lost.”  Jesus made this point in Luke 19. This chapter describes Jesus as He visits two towns and the Temple. First, Jesus stopped in Jericho. This city stands out on the pages of Jewish history. Joshua...

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The Way of the Lamb

God took down Egypt, a wealthy, powerful empire. He did it with series of plagues. Water was turned into blood. Frogs multiplied uncontrollably. There came swarms of gnats and lice and locust. Cattle fell dead from disease. Boils broke out on the skin of the people, and hailstones of fire...

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“Arise out of Darkness!”

Let's receive Grace to go beyond an ankle-, knee-, or loin-deep experience of His Life while on earth, and let's purpose to receive Grace upon Grace to get in "over our head-knowledge"  in His Love, as His Light continually unfolds to us Who He is, what He's like, who we...

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