Dead Does not Mean Divorced

Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:3 “Water baptism is such a blessed celebration in our churches because it visibly demonstrates the great inner transformation that happens to us. When we understand that we have been buried with Christ in his baptism of...

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Joy Comes in the Morning

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5 After a long layoff, I was finally getting called back to work. I had spent a lot of my free time trying to rearrange things,...

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Jesus Loves a Backslider

“And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.  And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place...

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Nature? What is thy Vision?

Proverbs 29:18  Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness! YLT Chesterton talks about “nature.” He says, “It won’t work to form our ideas from some principle found in nature, for the simple reason that (except for some human or divine theory...

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Mercy: The Truth by Contrast

“They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy” (Jonah 2:8) I wondered how much God protects my life through mercy and decided to explore contrasting words and concepts. Somehow I hope to gain insight and be drawn closer to the Savior. In Jonah “lying vanities” stand in juxtaposition to...

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Let Freedom Ring

“And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.  But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved” (Luke 5:37 -38) From “The Freedom of the Christian Man” by Helmut...

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Christmas, it’s for Real

They tell me of a peace that passes understanding –a certain discernment, a spiritual insight, an intuitive state. In it abides happiness, joy, love, and well being. Imagination births this blessed sphere, God lives in it, sorrow is dismissed, the two cannot co-exist. Christmas ignites itself abroad it and excites...

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Flesh and Bones

“For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto...

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