The Lord of All

“Once there was a boy. . . who listened to an old man. And, thus, began to learn about The Precious Present. ‘It is a present because it is a gift,’ the contented man explained. And it is called The Precious Present, because it is the best present of all. When the boy asked why,...

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From Law to Grace

“For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized [came into being] through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17) The conversion from the old covenant to the new covenant is an interesting case study in the progressive revelation of God and His relationship to man. Scripture gives a prophetic...

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Pride – the Enemy of Grace

“The meaning of the word “grace” as used in the New Testament… it is nothing less than the unlimited love of God expressing itself in limitless grace.” Chafer “Grace is the free bestowal of kindness on one who has no claim to it.” Berkhof   “Grace is but glory begun,...

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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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Grace Ain’t a leg to Stand On

Grace ain’t a leg to stand on — but comes running when all legs to stand on break. When all legs flounder, break, fizzle and flop — then comes grace. Grace exists the magic which changes hell to heaven, guilt to confidence, hurt to help, shame to innocence. Grace is...

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Complainers Welcome!

Are you a complainer?  I am. I actually think I am too good and too experienced at it. I am a well-practiced whiner and critic. I struggle with this part of my makeup. If you are like me in this area, I have some news for you. This, like all...

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Past the Past, Beyond the Future

The “Twilight Zone” featuring Rod Serling’s “from another world” commentary, peaked TV interest in a forgotten childhood. The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy suspense, science fiction, horror, and psychological thriller and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely...

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Ruth, Lot, Witness and Comfort

Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose field I shall find favor. Naomi, said, Go, my daughter (Ruth 2:2). The story of Ruth really brings together the truth that God is in all things....

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Job and Our Redeemer

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. …” (Isaiah 30:15). Think of Job. Ultimately, his story is about how he knew God and came to know Him better. Here’s someone who suffered tremendous loss and pain in spite of doing everything he was supposed to do. He lived in...

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