Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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Worship Flows Out of Revelation

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Worship flows out of revelation. If we knew nothing of God our worship would be limited to our ideas about God and that would result in adoration toward a God of our own creation – and that would be reprehensible to the one true God. But God has not left us in the dark. He has made Himself...

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Nothing Is Sweeter

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The appearance of the glory of God speaks a fearful message. His displayed glory magnifies the brightness of His holiness and the awfulness of our sin and that would be tragic and terrible, except His glory includes His grace and His mercy in the form of a Savior! That is why it is such good...

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He Is Glorious!

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When the Bible speaks of God’s glory it is speaking of God as He is in all of His greatness and goodness. His glory is the sum total of all of His attributes. If we began to name them we might come up with a dozen or more such as holiness, grace, mercy, love, faithfulness, sovereignty...

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Terrified By His Glory

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When God begins to display His glory, people are terrified. Everything about Him is overwhelming. There is no place to hide and no way to defend or protect. When an angel of the Lord appeared and the glory of the Lord lit up the nighttime sky in front of a group of shepherds, they were...

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God Never Photoshops

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Everyone has a camera and most take pictures and post them. With modern technology, those pictures can be edited and enhanced and photoshopped to make the subject appear much different than it actually does. And when we are the subject and we are doing the edits, we usually try to make it...

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Saved By Grace Alone

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John Newton – he was the author of the hymn, “Amazing Grace.” Newton was born into a Christian home where he was taught the Bible, but when he was six, his mother died. He was sent to live with a relative who hated God and His Word. Newton ran away and joined the British Navy...

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If You Were to Die Tonight

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 While a student at Moody Bible Institute, one of my Christian service assignments was to go door to door in various Chicago neighborhoods sharing the Gospel. We used a survey form and our first question began something like, “If you were to die tonight…” That was...

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A Hard Time with Grace

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Why do we have such a hard time with grace? We define it as God’s unmerited favor, but we view it as a reward for good behavior. A reward is not grace. Our problem to understand comes from two directions. We struggle to acknowledge that God is free to act in whatever He determines to do...

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A Cover for Depravity

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 In light of the current natural disasters in Texas and Louisiana, stories of humanitarianism are in no short supply. Kindness and sacrifice are on display – and that’s good. However, such kind acts can be a cover for the core of depravity that is central to all human beings...

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Mind-blowing Humiliation

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The story of the incarnation is so familiar that we can lose the shock and amazement of God becoming flesh. The humiliation of God is mind-blowing. It doesn’t seem to go together. Pastor and professor Ligon Duncan helps us get a handle on this idea. Here is a summary. The Lord says to us...

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