Making the Days Count

As I get older and older, the passage of time becomes more obvious and my awareness of time more relevant. To the young person, time is something that is in much abundance and to guard or protect it is not so important. Solomon spent a great deal of Ecclesiastes considering...

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Adam, God’s People and the Temple

The Chronicles, books 1 and 2, begin with a name – Adam. This is significant because these books in our Bibles are the collected writings of men who served in the second Temple at Jerusalem. The words come from the priests and Levites connected to the care and the practices...

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Common God-ness

Lowly, small — that’s how Jesus came. Yes, a Star did shine. A host of angels sang praises to His glory. There were those moments of fanfare for sure. Mostly, however, Heaven came and reached down to the very bottom of things. Away in a manger, asleep on the hay,...

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Eternal Matters

Since the believer’s citizenship is heaven (Philippians 3:20), his highest priority is to learn how to live in a foreign land in the midst of unheavenly standards. That verse tells us that it is heaven “from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ”. It’s about...

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Steadfast Against the Drift

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Great darkness is...

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The Reconciled Mind

Bill Alderson, Baltimore When Jesus made his famous statement on the cross, “It is finished” in John 19:30, He was saying more than His work on earth was completed. The finished work of Christ addresses the full scope of God’s justice in directly dealing with the matter separating man from...

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Awakened to Tell the Truth

“Call out to your God! Perhaps your god will give a thought to us, that we may not perish.” These words came from the captain of a ship bound for Spain, according to Jonah 1:6. This vessel was caught in a violent storm and nearly everyone on board was hard...

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