MLK and Drum Major Instincts

We have been celebrating the life of Martin Luther King on a national level since Congress passed a bill recognizing his birthday, January 15, as a national holiday in 1983. It is appropriate that America recognize and remember the man and his accomplishments, especially as they relate to civil rights....

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Fully Assured

“For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is...

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Perspective

When I was first introduced to studying the Bible, it was in the context of the King James version and I had a hard time with it. The old English employed in King James left me searching for meaning to many idioms of speech that the original translators utilized. For...

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Resurrection Life

The pivotal point of the account of the raising of Lazarus in John 11 is Jesus’s words found in verses 25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die....

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Hesed

One of the most important words in the Old Testament Hebrew is hesed, translated “mercy” in the King James, but may be better translated “lovingkindness.” According to Spiros Zodhiates, a noted Greek scholar, hesed goes beyond mercy and encompasses more completely the idea of God’s loyalty to covenant obligations. “Because...

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The Deity and Humanity of Christ

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the...

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From Pentecost to Pentecost

In Genesis 46:3-4, God told Jacob that the Lord would make him a great nation, promising that He would go with Jacob and his family to Egypt and “I will surely bring you up again”. God would birth the nation of Israel beginning with the seventy of Jacob’s family as...

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Blessings of the New Covenant

The Old Testament is filled with many blessings of God for His people. One of the most important of these is found in Genesis 12:1-3 where God blesses Abraham if he leaves his country of origin for an unknown land. It is there that God would make him a great...

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The Lord of All

“Once there was a boy. . . who listened to an old man. And, thus, began to learn about The Precious Present. ‘It is a present because it is a gift,’ the contented man explained. And it is called The Precious Present, because it is the best present of all. When the boy asked why,...

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From Law to Grace

“For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized [came into being] through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17) The conversion from the old covenant to the new covenant is an interesting case study in the progressive revelation of God and His relationship to man. Scripture gives a prophetic...

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