The Greatest of All Love Stories

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 The Gospel is the grandest love story of all time. And who doesn’t love a love story? How much better does it get than Mr. Darcy coming across the moors one […]

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No Wasted Plotline

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God, which he promised before hand through the prophets in the holy scriptures. Romans 1:2 Nearly every time Paul gave a defense for the Gospel, he didn’t start with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.  Since most of […]

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Shallow Narcissists

Vast caravans of camels will converge on you, the camels of Midian and Ephah.  The people of Sheba will bring gold and frankincense and will come worshiping the Lord.  Isaiah 60:6 In the mighty expanse of God’s wisdom, prayers are always answered.  But God’s children, in great need, cannot predict what the answer will look like.  Because our […]

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Jesus Came To Model Pilgrimage

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  Genesis 12:1 Jesus said that no one could follow him unless they were willing to leave father and mother, brother and sister.  Did He speak theoretically, or did He know, personally, […]

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The Expanse of God in a Person

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.  John 14:9 The concept is pretty unbelievable.  How can you take a timeless, omnipotent, powerful, holy God and confine him to live His life through a human being?  Such is the meaning […]

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How Young Did He Know?

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.  Luke 2:52 What did Jesus know as a young child? As He matured and as He taught, did He consider the many cultures in the future when choosing illustrations? Did He know that 2,000 years later, the twin towers would […]

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Where Were They?

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: “ ‘And you, O Bethlehem, […]

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Oh, What They Saw!

You made him lower than the angels for a short time; You crowned him with glory and honor and subjected everything under his feet. Hebrews 2:7-8  The angels were with God before the earth was created. The angels were with God when he touched this dead planet and everything barren and brown turned green with […]

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The Little Shepherd and Overseer

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.  Isaiah 40:11 When an ancient king from the east made a trek through a desert landscape, the way was prepared beforehand by his people.  […]

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The Little Reconciler

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ.  2 Corinthians 5:18 What a package of explosive potential lay in the manger.  He was the little Lamb and the little Shepherd, each one offering life altering implications for those who needed a Lamb slain for their sin and for those who were lost and […]

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