Rejoicing and the Resurrection

“Rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.” (Philippians 3:1) Rejoice – there’s that word again. Paul wouldn’t let it go. He kept telling the Philippians to think with God about all Jesus had done for them...

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He Sold All That He Had

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on...

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The Temple of His Body

 “The Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the Covenant, whom you delight in; behold, He shall come, says the Lord of hosts” (Malachi 3:1). Jesus arrived at the Temple of Jerusalem in John 2. He got an up-close view of the business...

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The Conquest of the Depths of Death

Jesus came and got to the root of things. He went low, when everyone’s expectation focused on highness. He made Himself at home among the lesser ones, with the least, the little ones, the lost, the confused, the guilt-ridden outcasts of society. There was a battle to be fought and...

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Resurrection Life

The pivotal point of the account of the raising of Lazarus in John 11 is Jesus’s words found in verses 25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die....

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God Made Known

“Whom you therefore ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). This was the point Paul sought to drive home to a distinguished group of hearers. These ones fancied themselves as the brightest and best at human reasoning. They were thinkers and talkers – mostly talkers really. Every new...

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