Within the Veil

In I John 2:1, we find that Jesus Christ is our advocate before the Father. In Hebrews 4:14a, He is the “great High Priest that is passed into the heavens” and in Hebrews 7:24b, He “hath an unchangeable priesthood,” for He “ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25b)....

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Clinging to the Eternal

So often “sure things” in life cannot be counted on, and “lasting things” fade away. It is only the eternal things of God that can be counted on to last. The person who hopes in the Lord shall never be ashamed. In Luke 10:38-42, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet hearing...

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Attitude of Selflessness

The Bible says, “Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others” (I Corinthians 10:24, NIV). This type of love in our society has been lost. People choose to gain power, influence people, and fulfill selfish needs. The world constantly teaches this concept, especially through television, which portrays...

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The Caring Hand of God

The person who does not know of God’s hand in his life will worry and strive over life’s situations. He will worry about how situations will work out. Often, he will feel uncared for. We must stop and ponder on the things that God has prepared for us. Psalm 68:19a...

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A House or Home?

Many Christians live in houses instead of homes. A house is where a person lives, eats, drinks, sleeps, etc., but there is no meaningful relationship with those who are living there. They never really get to know each other. Faces may be familiar, but the hearts are far apart. They...

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Productivity Through Rest

For many Christians, “following on to know the Lord” is both unattractive and painstaking. To continue in the Kingdom of God becomes burdensome to them, to the point of despair. This kind of attitude is in stark contrast to the words of the Apostle John, in his first epistle, “For...

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One With Christ

Believers should thank God for the precious gift of unity, which is a result of the specific prayer Christ prayed in John 17. We are to be of one mind, without haughtiness, as stewards of the manifold grace of God. God forgives us as we forgive others, and gives us...

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