God Made Known

“Whom you therefore ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). This was the point Paul sought to drive home to a distinguished group of hearers. These ones fancied themselves as the brightest and best at human reasoning. They were thinkers and talkers – mostly talkers really. Every new...

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The Orphan and the Lamb

Esther and Job, to me, are perfectly positioned in our Bibles. I consider it no coincidence that they are side by side, for both books say something significant about the nature and presence of evil. In Esther, we read about the conflict external, the battle that goes on around us...

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The Kingdom That is Above

Jesus faced Pontius Pilate, a vapid and insecure Roman leader. The Son of God had been turned over to the authorities, brought there by the leaders of His own people. The Jews feared this Man of mystery and miracles. His words were what bothered them most. He clothed His lessons...

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Gentleness That Makes Great

The message of Jesus slips through the cracks. It penetrates into places that we tend to think are closed and hostile because for the most part they are closed and hostile. Kings, queens, empires, and dominions tend not to appreciate challenges to their status. They like to be large and...

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The Corner of the Housetop

It’s better to dwell on the corner of the housetop than in a wide room with a brawling woman. That’s what Proverbs 21:9 tells us. And the principle it communicates apparently means so much that it is repeated word for word in Proverbs 25:24. The narrow way was spoken of...

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The Little Scroll and Mysteries

John the Apostle saw many things, more than any other man really. Consider that he walked with Jesus and was part of the inner circle with Peter and James, his brother. He witnessed the raising of Jairus’ daughter, the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount, and the agony of the...

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Open Ears, Plain Words

“And they bring unto Him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him.  And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; And looking...

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Sad Things Come Untrue

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to...

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Crumbs from the Table

“… a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely oppressed by demon’” (Matthew 15:22). A mother, living in the territory that gave the world Jezebel, pleaded for her daughter. She came to the Son....

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