Going On

Dad was first to go in our family. A shocking heart attack and he was gone. Just 60, Dad was pressured with life, and working hard to provide for all of us, could not find enough relief. He suffered only a few days of abject pain, then went. Dad was...

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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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Job, Pain and the Way of Wisdom

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight” (Proverbs 9:10). What is wisdom for? This is a big question for us and a good one to start off a new year. What are we to do with what we know? Wisdom is...

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Jesus and the Sting of Death

Death hit Jesus hard. He felt the depth of its sting even before reaching the Cross. And John 11 reveals to us just how this enemy of enemies affected the Savior. This chapter is, for any who has read through the Bible, one of those big headline chapters in the...

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Jesus and the Tastes of Death

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man” (Hebrews 2:9).  An old friend’s husband has died. Long before his time it seems...

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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 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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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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Always Heard, Never Erased

We face a great challenge as believers in God. We claim to worship and know the living God and the Person of His Son, Jesus, in the power and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We read that the Lord reigns and that His ways are perfect. And yet, our world...

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