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Reflecting pool

Isaiah gives us simultaneous pictures of the parallel journeys of the Israelites and us. Yes, God’s chosen people and his adopted children, separated by thousands of years. The picture pair is a reflecting pool with generations between the two images. … Continue reading

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He took her hand

If you have been hurt or lost or rejected. If you have had a dream die, if you know pain and loss, I have a source of new hope for you. 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn the seed

In Matthew 13, Jesus teaches about our response to him and his message of sacrificial salvation using sown seed: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the … Continue reading

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On the porch

Solomon’s porch is a key location in the bible. It was attached to the east side of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the holy meeting place for the Jewish people and early Christians. Let’s begin with Jesus because all scripture … Continue reading

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More than a savior

If you’ve spent any time around church, then you probably know about  John 3:16. It’s the greatest news we can receive. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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The two Fs

The birth of Jesus, the remarkable God-with-us, is predicted hundreds of years in advance in Isaiah 7. We’ll need some background to set the stage for the prophecy. Here’s the situation: there was Abraham, whom God promised a great nation … Continue reading

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Waiting on a word

Have you ever been stuck? Are you in a situation and growing impatient? Have you called on God and asked him to speak to you, to answer your question, now? Yeah, me too. If you feel like you’ve not gotten … Continue reading

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