Alphabet Epiphany

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It’s hard to believe he’s a grown man, now.  It seems like yesterday this strong young man was a child taking in the world with wide-eyed wonder. I recall one day, when he was five years old, watching him recline … Continue reading

Seed of Eve

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Born of a virgin!

Impossible, yet, it happened…the virgin birth of Christ, an essential part of God’s plan of salvation.

We will look at three specific reasons for the virgin birth:

  1. to identify Jesus as the Messiah (Christ)
  2. to qualify Jesus as our Kinsman-Redeemer
  3. to illustrate how Jesus delivers us

Identifying Jesus as Messiah

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

I’m guest blogging today with the talented Mia DeVries at His Loving Embrace.  Won’t you join me there?

 

NO More Sermon Stat’s!

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Last Sunday morning, as my wife and I were preparing to leave the house for Sunday School, the television news ended and In Touch Ministries came on.  We were greeted by the voice of Dr. Charles Stanley boldly proclaiming, “There are … Continue reading

Really, Sun? Come On!

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We’re traveling with our 12-year-old this weekend.  Driving down the interstate, I heard his whine from the back seat, “Really, Sun?  Come on!  Are you kidding me?”  Apparently, he viewed the sunshine through his car window as a personal offense… … Continue reading

Humility of Wisdom

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After watching the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with my stepson, last week, I decided to reread J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings for the first time in about 20 years.  I’ve been enjoying it more than expected, and have … Continue reading

Just a Trace

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Resting my Kindle on the fold-down tray-top, I gazed out the plane window. I absentmindedly watched the earth drift lazily by, while pondering the words I had just read.  At several thousand feet above the ground, my mind was a … Continue reading

The More I Learn

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I must have been about twelve years old at the time.  My parents were involved in a local youth ministry called simply, The Coffee House. I watched, attentively, as my father’s hand grasped the stick of white chalk to draw … Continue reading

Seeing God’s Heart

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Do you remember these stereogram three-dimensional images that were popular back in the 90’s?  They’re a lot of fun! I used to have a calendar with a new image for each day.  I started each work day by viewing the … Continue reading

God of Truth

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“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:31-32) I love a good allegory!  Something about a brief fictional story can … Continue reading