Learning the Way of the Cross

As time went on, Jesus began to teach the disciples in new ways. He gave them things to do.  He trained them in His mission and purpose. At the start of Luke 9, He formed His followers into teams. He equipped them with power to dispel demons and to heal...

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A Body Prepared Once for All

“… We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). God the Son became Man. It stands as one of the mysteries of Christianity and of all of human history. Jesus had to take on flesh and bone. He became like us in...

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He Sold All That He Had

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on...

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A Moment with Truth

Religion and politics came together to face the Truth. And the result was the most significant confrontation in all of world history. That’s really the story that I read in Chapter 18 of the gospel of John. These two segments of society joined forces out of expedience. Jesus was shaking...

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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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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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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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