The Complexity of Life and True Liberty

Life presents certain complexities, and within a course of life, choices impair or facilitate the better way. For example, a grandfather rates hanging with his grandchildren a top priority. He is enamored by the sweet exchanges, and they love him. But, he has a second love and that one presents...

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From Rejection to Worship

Jacob’s 11th son, Joseph is a picture of one who overcame rejection and became the second most powerful man in Egypt. His life is a testimony of the way God can use anyone to be victorious in spite of incredible opposition and betrayal by even his own family. “Now Joseph...

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‘Let My People Go’

Moses came to face Pharaoh just as he was. By appearances, there was so little about him to recommend his status as a diplomat. He was clothed and equipped with the garb and the tool of a shepherd. He came from the rugged environs of Midian. He had arrived with...

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Resurrection and Our Holy Ground

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead. …” (2 Timothy 2:3) Paul wrote these words to Timothy, a son in the faith to the apostle, a fellow laborer, and a brother in the Lord. This led off a series of instructions from one whose life would soon be ended by...

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Noah, the Ark, the Ant and the Crumb

Definition, direction, design, detail – these are words of concentration and understanding. They are also words that show us the way of God’s eternal activity. It is with these things that the Lord has answered what is formless and void. We see this at once in Genesis. The darkness was...

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The Priesthood of the Believer

One of the most important principles derived from the Protestant Reformation is the priesthood of the believer. Martin Luther wanted Christians to understand that, in God’s eyes, the people were not second-class citizens as compared to the clergy or the nobility. Instead, new covenant believers are all saints, kings, and...

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Little is Much

Little ones are the ones who know best the ways of the Lord. Jesus said so when He caught the disciples as they argued about who was the greatest among them. The Savior set a child there before them and proclaimed the truth that to such belongs the Kingdom of...

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Double-minded

There is so much in this crazy world in which we live that competes for our attention. Life is confusing. Thinking clearly in the midst of all the obstructions and noise has become more difficult than ever. To know what I believe and why I believe is a mountain the...

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Snow, the Church and the Virtuous Woman

“She is not afraid of snow for her household for all her household is clothed in scarlet” (Proverbs 31:21) Proverbs 31 concludes with a series of descriptions of the virtuous woman. Each of these definitions is tied to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This alphabetic connection was a common...

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