Taking His Shine

Jesus invited three of His Apostles – Peter, James, and John – to take a climb with Him. Up the mountain, they went to a place where the Savior gave Himself to prayer. Seems to me this would have been a time when I would want to keep my eyes...

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“But GROW!”

"From glory to glory He's changing me", and how does this happen? We hear the Word by which comes faith; we receive grace upon grace to go from faith to faith, which causes us to go from strength to strength. All the while we are growing up into Jesus Christ...

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ABUNDANCE!

The Lord is looking for those who will freely receive from Him, believing that He is indeed the God of all Grace, Who wants to load us with Grace upon Grace upon Grace upon Grace. This eager reception of His spontaneous, free, absolute favor glorifies Him and thus makes manifest...

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Wise Guys and a Villain

Bad guys, good guys. Every great story has a combination of these characters. And the story of the birth of Jesus has its share of them. The primary villain in the whole nativity narrative is Herod the Great. He was the first in a line of Herods who ruled all...

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Glory, Lifter of My Head

“Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.   Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.   But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine...

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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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The Holy City in Our Hearts

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3) “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words will endure forever” (Matthew 24:35) These are things Jesus told His...

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