The Life We Now Live

The apostle Paul wrote the book of Galatians to set the record straight. The Gospel message is this: Salvation comes only by grace through faith in Christ alone. The message is a declaration of independence from our own efforts to make ourselves right with God. To believe, that is to...

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Talitha Cumi and Other Miracle Words

Talitha cumi These words from Jesus are found in the fifth chapter of Mark. This gospel records them in the Aramaic, the language common to the region where the Savior walked on earth. It was the language of the highways and the fields, the markets and the homes in that...

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Remember the One True Man

This past Sunday was a Communion Sunday at our church, the day each month when we follow Jesus’ instruction to “do this in remembrance of Me.” It’s an ordinance, a practice of the Church, one that takes us back to the beginnings, back to the days of the earliest believers...

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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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Adopted or Orphaned

At the Last Supper, Jesus consoled His disciples that He would be leaving them, but would not leave them as orphans (John 14:18). He told them that the world would not see Him, but they would. He was trying to get them to see that a new relationship was in...

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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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The Cross and the Glory

Peter blurted out the truth:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus commended him for having the heart to hear what Heaven had to say about the Son. The Savior initiated this conversation about Him by asking His disciples about the news on the street. “People...

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Jesus Wept as God and Man

Jesus wept. We know this as John 11:35, the shortest verse in the Bible. He wept at the sight of the mourners who grieved over the death of Lazarus, a close friend of Jesus’ and brother to Mary and Martha of Bethany. The passage in John’s gospel also says this:...

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Jesus and Gethsemane

Together, they came to a garden, a place to pray. Jesus led His disciples here after the Supper. The heads of the Lord’s followers were full of the astonishing things He had said and done to them in the Upper Room. He had washed their feet. He broke bread and...

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