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Bringing Light to the World

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ can never be reduced to merely producing Christian character in ourselves or loving one another, as important as those things are. Being a disciple ...

Ruth: Loyalty and Love

REDEMPTIONThe Old Testament places a great deal of emphasis on the role of the goel. There was a significant redemptive aspect to this person’s function. Every kinsman-redeemer was, in effect, ...

Anna: The Faithful Witness

She gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. — Luke 2:38 NKJVIt is truly remarkable that when Jesus was ...

The Cost of Discipleship

Every Christian is a disciple. In fact, the Lord’s Great Commission was to go into all the world andmake disciples… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. — ...

No Merit of My Own

Look closely, phrase by phrase, at the implications of this pivotal statement:But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the ...

The World Upside Down

Scripture Reading: Acts 17The apostle Paul had absolute confidence in the power of the gospel. He devoted his whole life to the proclamation and defense of the gospel. His statement ...

The Work of Christ

We Are Reconciled to God… Through ChristToday’s evangelicals often speak about the gospel as if it were a means of discovering one’s own purpose, a message about how to have ...

Parables: Unveiling God’s Truth through Stories

The Prodigal Son parable is without dispute one of the finest examples of storytelling ever — with its penetrating appeal to hearers’ emotions and imaginations; its succinct, tightly crafted form; ...

Justice and Grace

What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! — Romans 9:14Have you ever considered the stark contrast between Judas Iscariot and the thief on the cross? ...

The Single Greatest Event in History

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is so foundational to Christianity that no one who denies it can be a true Christian.Without resurrection there is no Christian faith, no ...

Pharisees, Hypocrites, and Us

How did the Pharisees hear Jesus’ call to perfection?The Pharisees believed that their best would be good enough for God – especially if they adorned their religion with as many ...

Jesus, Equal With God

John 5:19-47JN – Then Jesus answered and said to them, “ Most assuredly, This is an emphatic way of saying, “I’m telling you the truth.” in response to Jewish hostility ...

Raising the Dead and Feeding the Five Thousand

Jesus raised His friend Lazarus from the dead. What was significant about the words of the dead man’s sister Martha when Lazarus still lay in the grave?When Jesus heard the ...

Jesus Heals

Jesus Heals a Leprous ManMatthew 8:2–4; Mark 1:40–45; Luke 5:12–16LK — And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy ...

Jesus Calls the First Four Disciples

Matthew 4:13–22; Mark 1:16–20; Luke 4:31a(Matthew) MT — And leaving NazarethSome time elapsed between Matthew 4:12 and Matthew 4:13. Jesus’ stay in Nazareth ended abruptly when He was violently rejected ...

The Youth of Jesus

What do we know about Jesus’ childhoodLuke 2 presents the one authentic biblical account of Jesus’ childhood, and the scene reveals a very normal boy with true-to-life parents.Joseph and Mary ...

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