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It’s a New Year! Really?

Now that we have celebrated Christmas in all its glory, and have done so religiously as well as commercially, we are immediately face-to-face with what we call the New Year. But is it really the start of the year? The Jewish calendar has a specific [...]

Call His Name Jesus

Joseph, who was engaged to Mary, discovered "before they came together [that] she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly" (Matthew 1:18b-19 ESV). [...]

Jesus and God’s Word

In a recent post I shared the importance of Jesus' statement, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4 and Luke 4:4 [ESV], quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3). The Word of God is the first [...]

Man Shall Not Live by Krispy Kremes® Alone

"Peter, you'd better explain yourself." Well, I can better paraphrase the text as "Man shall not live by Praise and Worship alone." I want to emphasize the truth as applicable to today's expression of the church. In fact, you could replace any object and the truth [...]

Every Believer Needs A Eureka Moment

Ephesians is loaded with truth, and there is just one word that I want to focus on to amplify the title above. But first, let's look at the "address on the envelope." Ephesians was definitely written to Christians: "to the saints who are in Ephesus, [...]

Believer: God Cares For You

Many times over many decades I've been lifted in a challenging time by just one verse of scripture. And I'm not alone, as an internet search will quickly reveal. Here's the verse I'm talking about, and its not even a complete sentence: "Casting all your [...]

Happy Birthday, Church!

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place" (Acts 2:1 KJV). Pentecost (the word means fifty) was the Harvest feast in the Jewish calendar, and was always celebrated on the 50th day after the first [...]

Go Tell How Much The Lord Has Done

Previously on Lessons from the Great Physician: Lesson One: Establish the will of God Lesson Two: Accept the authority of God's Word Lesson Three: Recognize your family rights Lesson Four: Have Faith in your own faith The fifth lesson from the Great Physician is found [...]

The Turning Point

Spare a moment to think of all the preachers who are still preaching after decades, and how they have to find something new to say each Easter season. It's not easy to fool some long-time listeners with a new title to an old sermon (a [...]

Jump and Trust the Parachute

The fourth lesson from the Great Physician is found in the stilling of the storm on the Sea of Galilee in Matthew 8:18,23-27. The same incident is also recorded in Mark 4:35-41 and Luke 8:22-25. "Now when Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave [...]

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