“Draw Me After You “

Faith exists the truly held, felt, smelled, and shelled nugget of gold — the one of my hopes and dreams — but comes by hearing, and the spiritual sense of hearing can only come by the Word of God.. Yes, God’s Word, God Himself, and our participation in that Nature,...

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Seeing What Others Cannot See

The book of Hebrews was written to encourage believers who were facing trouble. It seems the people of God often find themselves in difficulties. Why is this? It is because we are different and always will be. We are pilgrims here and now.  The world and its varied systems are...

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Our Glory Is Not Our Own

It wasn’t much of an entrance, by the world’s standards anyway. But then God never needs much to work with. A small corner of a small room in a small town provided the setting for the arrival of the Son of God. Jesus was delivered by His mother, Mary, in...

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Walkin’ with Jesus

” Contrary to popular expectation, Christianity offers no simple solution to man’s problems or to the integration of his personality; it does promise the abiding presence of Christ…..There is no offer of ease, but the promise of grace for the experience” — Morris A. Inch from his book, “Psychology in...

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Faith That Saves

Two tables. Two hosts. Two salvations. The episodes I want to examine are both found in the gospel of Luke. The first one is toward the end of Luke 7 and involves a Pharisee named Simon who asked Jesus to come to dinner at his home. The word on the...

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Fixed Heart, Single Eye, Sound Mind

Because of His superabounding Grace toward us, we can firmly fasten our minds, fix our hearts, focus our eye on whatsoever things are honest, lovely, pure, true, of good report and that have virtue (Phil.4:8). This will spare us the pain of living with a heart divided from the Father's...

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The All We Have to Give

A widow marched to the offering box with all that she had, as we read in Mark 12. Just two mites were in her hand – all of the money she had to her name. A mite represented the smallest and least valuable of the coins in circulation during Jesus’...

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Hope Leads Us Home

Hope was planted in a heart. It would not be denied. The heart belonged to Ruth. That hope that took root in her must be classified as a true work of God, for she had many reasons to be hopeless. Her husband was dead, so were her father-in-law and her...

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‘I Will Go’

Rebekah came to the well of water outside the city of Nahor in Mesopotamia. She did this most evenings for her family. One day she was met by a stranger, a man whose travelling party included 10 camels loaded with stuff. He was the servant of Abraham and he was...

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Be Children, See Children

Jesus overheard something His disciples likely didn’t want Him to hear. They were at odds. At issue was the question as to who was the greatest among them. Their discussions on this matter led to a supreme teachable moment from the Savior. Christ took a child and set him before...

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