Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

The Way. The Truth. The Life. Jesus defined Himself – very clearly, very concretely in Chapter 14 of John. He made a declaration about who He is. The definite article “the” introduces each one of these realities about the Savior. There’s no wiggle room in these words that He spoke....

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Frustration

“Frustration” defines a “deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs.” Webster’s Dictionary. James A. Pike in his book “Beyond Anxiety” writes, “…it is wrong to assume, as we sometimes do, sympathetically, that cripples are persons of inspiring character. Some are and...

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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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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 Life We Now Live

The apostle Paul wrote the book of Galatians to set the record straight. The Gospel message is this: Salvation comes only by grace through faith in Christ alone. The message is a declaration of independence from our own efforts to make ourselves right with God. To believe, that is to...

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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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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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