A Laughing Matter

Sarah laughed. She really couldn’t help herself. She had heard something remarkable; no, she’d heard something impossible. That’s the danger of being an eavesdropper, of trying to satisfy curiosity with the strain of the ear toward a conversation.  In such a case, one can never be quite sure as to...

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Names Written in Heaven

It’s good to read about Jesus. It’s time well spent to look at the gospel stories and pay attention to what the Savior did and said during His days on earth. I am especially stirred right now by some things that we read in chapters 10 and 11 of Matthew....

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Make Joyful Noise

“Make a joyful noise to the Lord.” Every now and then we just need to let out a good shout unto God. That’s what the writer of Psalm 100 is saying with these verses, and his message was one he directed to “all the earth.” These words, this song of...

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‘Let My People Go’

Moses came to face Pharaoh just as he was. By appearances, there was so little about him to recommend his status as a diplomat. He was clothed and equipped with the garb and the tool of a shepherd. He came from the rugged environs of Midian. He had arrived with...

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The Cross and the Glory

Peter blurted out the truth:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus commended him for having the heart to hear what Heaven had to say about the Son. The Savior initiated this conversation about Him by asking His disciples about the news on the street. “People...

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Open Doors and the Revelation

The book of Revelation intrigues us because of what it tells about the future for the earth, this place we call home. The imagery that the Apostle John provides in detail speaks to us about how things are viewed from above. We are given a variety of word pictures that...

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Resurrection and Our Holy Ground

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead. …” (2 Timothy 2:3) Paul wrote these words to Timothy, a son in the faith to the apostle, a fellow laborer, and a brother in the Lord. This led off a series of instructions from one whose life would soon be ended by...

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Jesus Wept as God and Man

Jesus wept. We know this as John 11:35, the shortest verse in the Bible. He wept at the sight of the mourners who grieved over the death of Lazarus, a close friend of Jesus’ and brother to Mary and Martha of Bethany. The passage in John’s gospel also says this:...

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Jesus and Gethsemane

Together, they came to a garden, a place to pray. Jesus led His disciples here after the Supper. The heads of the Lord’s followers were full of the astonishing things He had said and done to them in the Upper Room. He had washed their feet. He broke bread and...

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Noah, the Ark, the Ant and the Crumb

Definition, direction, design, detail – these are words of concentration and understanding. They are also words that show us the way of God’s eternal activity. It is with these things that the Lord has answered what is formless and void. We see this at once in Genesis. The darkness was...

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