Firstborn From The Dead

Coming out of Passion Week and our celebration of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, I thought it would be fitting to explore a truth about our Lord that can be a little confusing at first glance, but provides us with a great promise about our future. In Scripture we […]

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Love

We are called to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.  So, in that spirit, let’s allow God’s Word alone to tell us a little more about love. 1 Corinthians 13: If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, […]

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The Shepherds and the Lamb

Just about everyone has heard the account of Christ’s birth, even those who don’t believe or acknowledge Him as Savior.  It is a piece of history that has been well-preserved for over 2,000 years thanks to its details being dutifully recorded in Scripture and other texts.  As we approach Christmas this week, I’d like to […]

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With God All Things Are Possible

We’ve all heard the story of the Rich Young Man (or ruler) in Mark 10 and Matthew 19.  And we’ve all heard and probably quoted the verse “with God all things are possible”.  Most of us don’t think of these two stories being linked, but Jesus said this famous line at the closing of the […]

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Justified By Faith

After looking at the gospel through the lens of grace, today let’s look at the background on a verse that is often quoted (and one of my personal favorites):  I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live […]

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The Gift of Grace

For the past couple of months, we’ve been looking at the gospel found throughout the Old Testament, and today I’d like to look at the gospel, the good news of our salvation, through the lens of grace. Doing a word search in the NASB, the word “grace” appears 122 times in the New Testament.  Grace […]

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A Drink Offering

Over the past couple months, we’ve seen a number of incredible shadows of Christ in the Old Testament, and today I’d like to look at yet another one found in Genesis.  As a side note, if you’ve never studied Genesis, I definitely encourage you to put it on your list.  It is a book rich […]

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The Gospel, Part 9

One of the key tenants to the gospel, the Good News sent from heaven, is that our God is the God over all gods, Lord over all lords, King over all kings.  If anyone is above our God, then our ability to put our hope for salvation in Him is in jeopardy because all of […]

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The Gospel, Part 8

It’s surprisingly hard to move through too many pages of Scripture before finding more threads of the gospel message.  Today we’re once again in Genesis, looking at the shadow of Christ in the account of Joseph. Jacob had 12 sons, one of which was Joseph, and through these twelve came the 12 tribes of Israel […]

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