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When Jesus Came to a Funeral

I wonder if funeral directors in the first century got nervous at the sight of Jesus? After all, Jesus did have a habit of interrupting funerals. Let’s look at some examples. A widow from Nain was about to bury her … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary

Life can be quite tiresome. The tragic news headlines that bombard us each day can be draining. Witnessing the moral decline of our culture can wear on us. Duties at work can be a grind. Then there are the never-ending … Continue reading

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Before You Make a Radical Decision

We all have decisions to make in life. Some are more important than others. Occasionally we have to make a monumental choice, one that may cause quite a stir. Before we make such a radical decision, it is important to … Continue reading

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Speaking Frankly

The apostle Paul had a special place in his heart for the church at Corinth. 2 Corinthians 7:4 helps us to see the kind of relationship he had with that congregation—“I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take … Continue reading

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Great Stories

Some of the greatest stories you will ever read are found in the Bible. Think about the Old Testament stories: Creation, the fall of man, the great flood, the tower of Babel, the adventures of the patriarchs, the Egyptian captivity, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Sons

One of the best-loved stories in Scripture is the one Jesus tells in Luke 15—the parable of the prodigal son. In fact, this is one of the best-known stories ever told in the history of mankind. It is a remarkable … Continue reading

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High Standards

“Preachers who love their congregations will hold them to high standards. They will refuse to lessen the high calling of discipleship. They will honor the gravity of Biblical truth with applications of equal gravity…Grace calls us to a higher standard … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Other Prayer

We often refer to a familiar prayer in the Bible as the “Lord’s Prayer”. You know, the one that starts out, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Some scholars suggest that perhaps we should call that prayer the … Continue reading

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Different Views of Jesus

There are a lot of people talking about Jesus these days. However, I have to wonder if some of them ever bother to pick up a Bible. Because many of the modern day views of Jesus contradict what the Scriptures … Continue reading

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New Prayers for the New Year

A new year is upon us, bringing with it a new outpouring of blessings and also a new set of challenges. Here are some suggestions for how we might pray as we head into the new year. (For this post, … Continue reading

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