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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The Ferry Boat over the Jordan

Some have written about trains and boats and long journeys; T. DeWitt Talmage illustrates the crossing from earth to heaven too. His tale is called, “The ferry boat over the Jordan.” Talmage’s allegory details it, but I must quote the main points only. He begins: “Every day I find people...

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The Cross and the Glory

Peter blurted out the truth:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus commended him for having the heart to hear what Heaven had to say about the Son. The Savior initiated this conversation about Him by asking His disciples about the news on the street. “People...

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Sorrow, Rage and Resurrection

Jesus came to earth and faced life and death at every level. To me, John 11 is the chapter that encapsulates all of these things about the ministry of Christ, the Son of the Living God. This chapter features the Lazarus story. It comes right after an account that reveals...

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Remembering Easter

My childhood highlighted Easter. Not as ecstatic as Christmas, but carrying its own mixture of excitement, Easter differed from Christmas, much like death opposes birth, accentuating two poles of a man’s existence. Indeed, all the candy and gifts were tainted by those Bible stories, most importantly, the one of cruel death....

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Our Daily God

Every day we: Have a new day to rejoice in, Have new mercies, Are loaded with benefits, Have daily bread Take up a daily cross (in identification with His cross). Are renewed in the Spirit of our minds. Every day we are counted as sheep for the slaughter as spoken...

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A Thin Thread of Hope

Her door was always open – for the wrong reasons. Rahab was a whore in Jericho, a significant and wild city in Canaan. It was no surprise to Rahab that two men had come to her place. This happened all the time in her line of work. These men, however,...

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