We Have Seen So Much

Imagine, Peter and that Saturday after the Cross. How long must that day have been for this man. He talked big, made bold statements about his commitment and his courage. He wildly swung a sword in the darkness of Gethsemane. One man lost an ear in the angry scramble before...

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The Lord is There

The pages of the book of Ezekiel are full of strange and curious images. The first chapter begins with a vision given to the prophet that includes creatures with faces and wings. There were wheels and fire and many other bright and beautiful things. All of it came out of...

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Kingdom and the King

“Let your Kingdom come, on Earth as it is in Heaven. …” In these days when we hear and read of confused governments and outrageous politicians, we can take comfort in knowing that God is on His Throne. He is seated above Creation. He is Lord of all. He rules....

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Living Water and Real Food

It was water she came for. This lonely, broken, thirsty Samaritan woman of Sychar brought a heavy pot to the well and found she was not alone as she usually was at this time of day in this place. Jesus, a Jewish rabbi, sat there. Her first inclination was to...

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Faith Like a Mustard Seed

Jesus came down from the mountain where His glory shined forth for a few moments. The Lord was transfigured into light and only Peter, James, and John were there to see Him as He spoke with Moses and Elijah. It was a magnificent time, and the disciples were told to...

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Noah Found Grace and God Told Him to Build

Noah was a man who found grace among a grace-less population. The age in which he lived is described as one when every imagination of every heart was only “evil continually” (see Genesis 6:5). Violence dominated human society. Bloodshed was common and celebrated it seems. We read of a man...

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A Man, a Widow and a Painter

“…the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to His temple…” (Malachi 3:1). It happened just as the prophet said it would. One ordinary day in Jerusalem, the most extraordinary Person ever born appeared. He did not stride in triumph. There were no trumpets announcing His presence. It was a still,...

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