Why did God want Abraham to kill Isaac? Approximately 2,000 years B.C., there lived a man from Ur (a city-state in ancient Mesopotamia), named Abraham. God promised Abraham a son, but there was a “slight” problem: Sarah, his wife, was barren. A lot of time (and unnecessary drama) occurs between God’s original promise to...

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  “And He (Jesus) ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” – Acts...

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What Does ‘Gospel’ Mean?   “Merry Christmas” is a simple greeting that heralds a simple message of Good News: The Savior is born!   Too simple and for years, my human nature railed against it. I’d read the Bible and when it referenced the ‘Good News’, I would think, “Just tell me what the good news is!”,...

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And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. –  Acts 4:12 ESV   The libretto (text) from Handel’s Messiah, composed in 1741, is entirely from the Bible. One of the most popular segments in this 3-hour masterpiece is from the Old Testament...

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Apr 05, 18 Nails for Easter

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  As I write, with my laptop on my lap, I am listening to a CD on our stereo; Jeremy Camp singing, “This Man”, which includes the lyrics, “Would you take the place of this man? Would you take the nails from his hands?”   Would I take Jesus’ place on the cross? No. Would I take the nails from his hands? No, even...

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Apr 05, 18 Our Christmas Gift

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“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” – we’ve all seen & heard this phrase in recent years but in practical/no-nonsense terms, what is most poignant to this season is actually a question, “Why was Jesus born?”  Which has a very simple answer: Because broken humanity needed a Savior.   And this is when the other...

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Jun 04, 16 Holy, Holy, Holy

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And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,              Who was and is and is to come!”                    – Revelation 4:8 nkjv An Exegesis of this verse   The Book of Revelation, located in the New Testament (NT) portion of the Bible is identified...

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Sep 05, 13 Jesus wept – Profound!

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“Jesus wept” – a short bible verse; easy to memorize!  And almost miss-able in its profoundness. This verse occurs only in the Gospel of John 11:35.  Jesus is approaching the household of his close friend Lazarus, who has been dead for a few days.  In fact, when he was sent for with the news that Lazarus was...

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