The Greater Commandments

How does the way of love in Christ begin? Jesus told us of the greatest commandments. He answered a question posed to Him in Mark 12. A scribe asked Him to rank the rules of God in order of importance. The questioner was familiar with the Word for sure. He...

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The True and Lasting Temple

In the final chapter of the book of Amos, we read these words of promise: “On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old.” (Amos 9:11) The Day...

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The Life We Now Live

The apostle Paul wrote the book of Galatians to set the record straight. The Gospel message is this: Salvation comes only by grace through faith in Christ alone. The message is a declaration of independence from our own efforts to make ourselves right with God. To believe, that is to...

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Hope Leads Us Home

Hope was planted in a heart. It would not be denied. The heart belonged to Ruth. That hope that took root in her must be classified as a true work of God, for she had many reasons to be hopeless. Her husband was dead, so were her father-in-law and her...

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‘I Will Go’

Rebekah came to the well of water outside the city of Nahor in Mesopotamia. She did this most evenings for her family. One day she was met by a stranger, a man whose travelling party included 10 camels loaded with stuff. He was the servant of Abraham and he was...

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Prepared to Meet Our God

What will it be like to stand before Jesus? The very thought could terrify us, especially if we are of the understanding that He is who He says He is – the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Judge of the whole earth. One of the first things...

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Talitha Cumi and Other Miracle Words

Talitha cumi These words from Jesus are found in the fifth chapter of Mark. This gospel records them in the Aramaic, the language common to the region where the Savior walked on earth. It was the language of the highways and the fields, the markets and the homes in that...

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The Holy City in Our Hearts

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will endure forever” (Matthew 24:35) These are things Jesus told His...

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