Fully Assured

“For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is...

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Seeing What Others Cannot See

The book of Hebrews was written to encourage believers who were facing trouble. It seems the people of God often find themselves in difficulties. Why is this? It is because we are different and always will be. We are pilgrims here and now.  The world and its varied systems are...

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A Chosen Man, a Wise Man

“And you shall call His name Jesus.” The sentence came to Joseph, in a dream from the Angel of the Lord. This craftsman from Nazareth wrestled with a big decision. His betrothed, Mary, the young woman to whom he was covenanted to take as his bride was now pregnant. Her...

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Our Glory Is Not Our Own

It wasn’t much of an entrance, by the world’s standards anyway. But then God never needs much to work with. A small corner of a small room in a small town provided the setting for the arrival of the Son of God. Jesus was delivered by His mother, Mary, in...

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A Song, A Dream, A Promise

A girl got a song. A carpenter got a dream. A just and loyal old saint got a promise from the Spirit. All of them are part of the Christmas story. And each one shows us something important about the way of God in this world. Let’s first look at...

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Walkin’ with Jesus

” Contrary to popular expectation, Christianity offers no simple solution to man’s problems or to the integration of his personality; it does promise the abiding presence of Christ…..There is no offer of ease, but the promise of grace for the experience” — Morris A. Inch from his book, “Psychology in...

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Living Life on the Edge

“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear! I even cry out unto You of violence, and You will not save!” (Habakkuk 1:1). “Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty, and why do those who know Him never see His days?” (Job 24:1). “It is enough; now,...

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Faith That Saves

Two tables. Two hosts. Two salvations. The episodes I want to examine are both found in the gospel of Luke. The first one is toward the end of Luke 7 and involves a Pharisee named Simon who asked Jesus to come to dinner at his home. The word on the...

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The All We Have to Give

A widow marched to the offering box with all that she had, as we read in Mark 12. Just two mites were in her hand – all of the money she had to her name. A mite represented the smallest and least valuable of the coins in circulation during Jesus’...

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God is for the Birds

The birds, God is for them; especially the small seemingly insignificant ones. I see this best when I read through Psalm 84. This song, attributed to the “sons of Korah,” describes the beauty and rest that is found in the House of the Lord, in the place where God dwells....

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