NEW Convention 2020 Date - Aug 4-8

The Place He Laid His Head

“…Foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Jesus spoke these words in answer to a certain scribe, a man of the Torah, a copyist who spent his hours with letters and words and pen and ink...

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Resurrection Reports

The stone was rolled away. The tomb lay open and gloriously empty. The angelic world knew it, as did the Roman detail assigned to guard the place. Soldiers had been posted, the sepulcher sealed. And yet Jesus could not be confined. The women journeyed on the morning of the first...

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Children and Praise Perfected

The fullness of the Presence of God came to Jerusalem. This Presence did not come as the people thought it would come. Their expectations centered on wealth, power, and muscle. Surely, trumpets would sound. The King would march in crowned, stately, and robed, ready for conquest. Instead, the Presence came...

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Remembering Easter

My childhood highlighted Easter. Not as ecstatic as Christmas, but carrying its own mixture of excitement, Easter differed from Christmas, much like death opposes birth, accentuating two poles of a man’s existence. Indeed, all the candy and gifts were tainted by those Bible stories, most importantly, the one of cruel death....

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A Different Kind of King

“Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say it to you about Me?” These words are found in John’s gospel, Chapter 18. They were the words of Jesus to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor in charge of Jerusalem. “Are you the King of the Jews?” Pilate...

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The Way of the Lamb

God took down Egypt, a wealthy, powerful empire. He did it with series of plagues. Water was turned into blood. Frogs multiplied uncontrollably. There came swarms of gnats and lice and locust. Cattle fell dead from disease. Boils broke out on the skin of the people, and hailstones of fire...

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The Resurrection and Things to Come

The grave could not hold Jesus. His crucifixion was unlike anything ever seen. The response of the Roman soldiers indicates this as we read the gospel accounts. His death at Golgotha was only the beginning, however. What happened after this, served to expose the defeat of sin and corruption that...

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The Unspeakable Easter Gift

In Paul’s  “Romans”  letter  we delight in a plethora of plenty, an Easter basket of colors, a bounty of beautiful treats, a bundle of love. First,  a plethora of plenty; We have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. by faith we stand in...

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Away with This Man

“Away with this man, and release unto us Barrabas” (Luke 23:18). These were the words spoken to Pontius Pilate, the Roman authority in Jerusalem. Before this ruler, there stood Jesus. He had been brought to Pilate so that an execution might be ordered. The Jewish religious leaders with their guard...

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The Darkness and the Dawn

Darkness came. For hours, Christ hung upon the Cross at Golgotha. At one point, all became shadow. This, I think, was a darkness like that described in Exodus, a darkness that could be felt, a deep night that beclouded heart and soul. That darkness came as the ninth plague in...

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