God and the Groanings

God spoke our world into being. His Voice announced “Light.” As a result, the days of Creation began and when the Lord took His rest after six days, He saw everything as good, good, and very good. Alas, we understand today that things didn’t stay good, good, and very good....

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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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From Pentecost to Pentecost

In Genesis 46:3-4, God told Jacob that the Lord would make him a great nation, promising that He would go with Jacob and his family to Egypt and “I will surely bring you up again”. God would birth the nation of Israel beginning with the seventy of Jacob’s family as...

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God at Home in Us

God made each of us for Himself. This reality is something we must embrace. For the Lord loves us and seeks to bring us into a mature, healthy relationship with Him. The book of Revelation begins with Jesus sending specific messages to seven different churches. These messages are kind of...

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The Bread of Life

Jesus had a way of teaching that involved mystery. He spoke in many parables. The word pictures He employed were designed to keep people guessing. He knew the hearts of those who were present to hear Him. He understood that some were listening to Him for the wrong reasons. And...

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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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The Day the Wind Blew

The Wind came as they waited. They waited because Jesus had told them to wait. There were 120 of them, gathered together in a room in Jerusalem. It was the time of Pentecost, a Jewish feast held in thanksgiving to God for His blessing on the harvest. The city was...

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The Mantle of the Lord

Elijah the Tishbite is one of the most notable and accomplished prophets of the Old Testament. He appears on the scene seemingly from nowhere in 1Kings 17 to be a severe thorn in the side of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of the Northern Kingdom and their introduction of Baal...

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Gentleness That Makes Great

The message of Jesus slips through the cracks. It penetrates into places that we tend to think are closed and hostile because for the most part they are closed and hostile. Kings, queens, empires, and dominions tend not to appreciate challenges to their status. They like to be large and...

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