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Pity

To love, love deeply, have mercy “Like as a father pitieth* his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.” Psalm 103:13-14 (*-to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion.) God pities us....

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The Betrayer Had Clean Feet

“[Judas] then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night” (John 13:30). This is the middle of the story of Judas and his betrayal of Jesus as we read it in John 13. He turned traitor. Here, he takes his leave from a life as a follower...

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Actions in the Extreme

  A Tale of Tender Caring “A girl came home to discover that her mother wasn’t there. Her mom was already in a column marching toward the Umschlagplatz. She ran after the column alone, from Leszno street to Stavki Street. Her fiancé gave her a lift in his riska so...

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Cloaked in a Mystery

“Hands on, do it yourselfers, and MacGyver determination” seems to be he attitude of the day.  Our best efforts are to work something, until it works out. Webster’s dictionary defines pragmatism as “an approach that assesses the truth of meaning of theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their...

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Be Kind and Hold Marriage in Honor

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4 New American Standard Version) These instructions come to us in the book of Hebrews. There are two points being made here. Marriage should be held in...

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Flood of Love

Rebellion tries to make reality disappear, but Jesus found Paul and then in a “truth out of love” told him “it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.” In other words, “Paul, you can do nothing against truth, but for it only.

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Perfect Love

Perfect love is not positive thinking or an abstract concept of self-love. It is the most real and explosive energy in the universe. It is the life that motivated God to send His Son. It motivated Jesus to go to the Cross. Its power rose our Savior from the dead....

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