A Body Prepared Once for All

“… We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). God the Son became Man. It stands as one of the mysteries of Christianity and of all of human history. Jesus had to take on flesh and bone. He became like us in...

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The Power of the Blood

What can make me whole again? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. What can wash me white as snow? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.   This is the primary point presented throughout the letter to the Hebrews. The writer set up his argument for this truth by establishing the reality...

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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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Done and Won

Darkness and Light. At war as never before. Evil meets good. Face to face. The world of lies against the Man of Grace and Truth. This is what comes to us in John 19. We have arrived at the climax of the Gospel records. The accounts related in the pages...

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Water, Bread and Blood

Water. Bread. Blood. To me, it makes sense that the Lord used these to paint a picture of His salvation work in the world that He loves and cares for. These things are the primary stuff of human existence. They are the base things, the fundamental elements. These staples of...

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The Shadow of His Wings

A lot gets said about the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. We really make quite a to-do about the Christmas story with its manger. And well we should. Christmas comes during a season when it’s colder and darker. We enjoy the proclamation of the Light of God entering...

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O The Blood

They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb! Oh the blood of Jesus — it will never lose it’s power. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power, are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Would you be free from your burden of sin? There is...

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The Blood

“Sin does not overcome the blood; it is the blood that overcomes sin.” Lewis Sperry Chafer Sin comes touting a broad range of particulars, all originating from the ugly self-life of man’s cursed nature. Sin weighs in as big, monstrous, hideous, shocking, diabolical, subtle, sleazy, rebellious, or a thousand other...

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The Way of the Lamb

God took down Egypt, a wealthy, powerful empire. He did it with series of plagues. Water was turned into blood. Frogs multiplied uncontrollably. There came swarms of gnats and lice and locust. Cattle fell dead from disease. Boils broke out on the skin of the people, and hailstones of fire...

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The Darkness and the Dawn

Darkness came. For hours, Christ hung upon the Cross at Golgotha. At one point, all became shadow. This, I think, was a darkness like that described in Exodus, a darkness that could be felt, a deep night that beclouded heart and soul. That darkness came as the ninth plague in...

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