Rejoice with the Mind at Peace

“Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” (Philippians 4:21-23) These are the closing lines of Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi....

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In God

“But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head” Psalm 3:3 Heads need a lifting often because “… they are increased that trouble me! The opposition thickens and becomes a countless number squeezing in on me. They assemble and try to...

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One with the One who is One

“… Walk in manner worthy of the calling to which to you been called …” (Ephesians 4:1). One is the only-iest number according to the Word of God, especially in Chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Sorry for the ancient Three Dog Night pop culture reference there at...

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Our Right-Hand Man

“Great peace have they who love Your law: And nothing shall offend them.” (Psalm 119:165) Great peace is promised to those who love the Law of the Lord. That’s what this Bible verse is telling us. Apparently, every one of our anxieties really comes down this one issue — a...

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Peace Heals Friendships on Earth

Matthew Henry teaches us, “The way to preserve peace among relations and neighbors is to make the best of every thing, not to tell others what has been said or done against them when it is not at all necessary to their safety, nor to take notice of what has been said or done against them...

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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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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 Things That Make for Peace

Jesus showed up. Alive and unannounced, He appeared in the midst of them, a gang of anxious, frightened followers. They’d bolted the door and shuttered the windows. They expected arrests and tortures to begin at any moment. Reports had come from the Tomb. Jesus was gone. His body disappeared in...

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The First Silent Night

 “Silent night, holy night – all is calm …” So begins one of the all-time favorite carols of this season. Over the coming weeks, this song will be sung throughout churches as Christmas Day approaches. Silence, calm – these are not words that describe what many experience during these days....

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