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Hard Truth Christmas Story

Fire and brimstone Jesus has no place in the 21st century, and that’s why we need him. The punishment that brought us peace was on him. Hard truth. Hard truth of Christmas. We go astray, Jesus takes the bullet, and … Continue reading

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Glimpse of Glory

We often walk by, overlook, or take for granted God’s expressions of glory here on earth, increasingly losing our sense of reverence before God as our world offers more and more shiny baubles for us to admire. Today we see … Continue reading

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Outside the Camp

Jesus ushered in a new and living way for us to approach God when he suffered outside the city gate. We are to go to him outside the camp because although his own did not receive him, all who do … Continue reading

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Good Friday Fixin’

Jesus paid our debt for sin and took our guilt upon himself to give us the unequivocal certainty of relationship with and righteousness before the perfect, holy, Almighty God.  Let us fix our eyes and hearts and lives upon Jesus, … Continue reading

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From Balancing Scales to True Freedom

Many believe they are ready to meet God because their good outweighs their bad.  God’s truth is that all have sinned and fall short of his glory.  The standard isn’t the balance of scales, it is God’s holiness and glory.  … Continue reading

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Jesus the Snake

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”  Would you consider that Jesus lived for you and died for … Continue reading

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City of Refuge

The ancient practice of the cities of refuge was created to protect people who committed murder accidentally.  And today, we reflect on how justice in the eyes of God works, and how when we are in Jesus Christ, God’s justice … Continue reading

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