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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The Bema Seat of Christ

In 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, Paul’s words speak loudly to our hearts: it’s the Bema Seat of Christ. “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds...

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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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Lost People

A utilitarian view of the universe pits pain and pleasure at opposite poles — sovereignly governing the majority of all decisions and actions made by men and women. Seems that this philosophy has some truth in it. “Utilitarianism” was founded by Jeremy Bentham, an English moral philosopher and legal reformer,...

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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 Thirst of the Savior

Jesus sat down by a well and asked for a drink from a woman, a Samaritan woman who was strangely coming for her water in the middle of the day. The sun was high and the weather dry. This had to be a laborious chore for her. As we read...

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An Anatomy of Salvation

What are the conditions for eternal salvation according to the Bible? The verses that come immediately to mind are Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that...

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