Incorruptible Seed

Take a seed in your hand – a tomato seed for instance. Examine it carefully. It does not seem like much could come from it. Such a seed is so small, and it possesses a tough and hard exterior. By surface observation, a seed doesn’t look like much at all....

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” … and treasure them.”

As we continue to hear and receive the Word of God, day after day, we are "heaping up and storing for ourselves treasures in Heaven, where ... thieves do not break through and steal." (Matt.6:20) Investing our lives in the Word of God is the soundest investment we could make...

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The Reproofs of Hope

“Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession” (Hebrews 3:1). Hebrews 3 begins with reproof. This word, when we hear it or read it, usually takes our mind to thoughts of correction or discipline. Reproof is not a word that is...

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Three Big Little Words

“And God said …” These are three big words that come to us again and again throughout Genesis 1, the chapter that opens our Bibles. The Lord spoke at that first Creation moment to announce Light. And Light came to an earth without form. All was void, empty, and covered...

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The Prophet’s Dilemma

In 2 Peter 1:21, Peter tells us that, “for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” This verse teaches that the human writers of the Scriptures did not receive their words by some method of dictation,...

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The Word Never Voided

A dying robber. A naked, demon-fueled savage. A prodigal son. These three New Testament characters speak to me about the nature and power of the Word of God.  In particular, I am just now focused on this passage from Isaiah 55: “For as the rain and the snow come down...

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Taste the Honey of the Word

Jonathan took a taste of honey in 1 Samuel 14. His eyes brightened in an instant. The sweetness touched him in the midst of the warfare he had waged versus the Philistines. There was a problem, however. Jonathan’s father, King Saul of Israel, had decreed that no one in the...

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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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God Said ‘Light’

It was a word from God. This started it all. “Light. “ This was the word, and it was said in a season when the earth was without form. It was a time when things were void, empty, and cloaked in darkness. The word chased away the shadows. God set...

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The Little Scroll and Mysteries

John the Apostle saw many things, more than any other man really. Consider that he walked with Jesus and was part of the inner circle with Peter and James, his brother. He witnessed the raising of Jairus’ daughter, the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount, and the agony of the...

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