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Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer?


In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:9–10, ESV). […]


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Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you Ephesians 4:31–32 True forgiveness is a miracle, but there are no enduring relationships without it. Choosing to put others’ sins behind […]

You Were Made for God

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For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself. (1 Samuel 12:22) The name of God often refers to his reputation, his fame, his renown. This is the way we use the word name when we say someone is […]

What to Do When You’re Going Under

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And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save […]

The Way of Wisdom


Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is Ephesians 5:17 Can God’s Word get your attention? That verse should have you reaching for your Bible. Ephesians 5:17 is basically saying, “Hey! Pay attention and don’t be foolish! Understand the Lord’s will.” We can be sure of this: If God tells us […]

Don’t Be Like the Mule

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Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.(Psalm 32:9) Picture God’s people as a farmyard of all sorts of animals. God cares for his animals, he shows them where they need to go, and supplies a barn for […]

The Savior’s Tears of Sovereign Mercy

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Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” (Mark 11:9–10) Palm Sunday is the day in the church year when traditionally we mark the entrance of Jesus into Jeru5salem for the last week of his life. As he […]

Faith Laughs at Impossibilities


Peter in prison! What a jolt! We are too far removed from the actual scene to catch the atmosphere of dismay the Christians of that day felt. Peter had moved from Pentecost to prison, from jeers to spears. He was guarded by sixteen soldiers. One wonders why such a defenseless man needed such a group […]

Jesus Will Finish the Mission

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This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) I don’t know any more inspiring missionary promise than this word from Jesus. Not: This gospel should be preached.  Not: This gospel might be preached.  But: This gospel will be preached. This is not a great […]

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