Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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That Can't Be!

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To prepare for sermons and Bible studies, I spend a considerable time looking at the Scripture text trying to understand not only what is being said, but also what it means. Occasionally I will come across something that will shock and amaze me. Once I see the connection, things become clear...

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How Does God See Us?

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The angel told Zechariah about his son to be born, “for he will be great before the Lord.” We need to be reminded that true greatness is greatness in the Lord’s estimation. John was a recluse, certainly eccentric. He was faithful to the mission God had given him. He died in the...

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How Shall I Know This?

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“How shall I know this?” That was Zechariah’s response to the revelation of the angel concerning the birth announcement of John the Baptist and the role he would play in the introduction of the Messiah. Zechariah heard what the angel said, but he wanted to know how he...

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His Answer Greater than Our Requests

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Zechariah was in the holy place offering incense to God when the angel Gabriel appeared and said, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” The couple was unable to have children and...

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John the Baptist: The Old Testament Link to the New

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When God gave us His Word, it was progressive. It was and is true – all of it, but was revealed little by little. At least a few thousand years passed before the Gospel was fully made known with the appearing of Jesus in flesh. With that in mind, how far back must we go, and how much...

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Is There a Place for Persuasion?

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We have settled into the understanding that the Holy Spirit of God convicts and convinces people of their sin and their need for a Savior. God is the giver of the gift of faith to believe the Gospel. Spreading the good seed of the Word is our responsibility, but it is God who brings the...

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That's Just What I Believe

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There are many today who believe that salvation, however they might define it, is a leap of faith into the dark, an arbitrary decision based on no adequate reason to believe what is being embraced as true. If you were to ask some people today what they believed would happen to them when they...

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The Evidence

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 If we were detectives working on a case, we would be seeking out evidence, which would either affirm or redirect our assumptions. Even with the evidence in hand, the judge and jury would have to be convinced. Without evidence, the case might well be dismissed. The Gospel, the account of...

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How Passionate Are We to Make the Gospel Known?

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How passionate are we to make the Gospel known? How far would we go? We are preparing to crack open the Gospel according to Luke. Luke was a Greek. He never met Jesus in the flesh. He was a physician who traveled with the Apostle Paul. He watched Paul preach and teach and persuade people to...

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God Pardons Because He Chooses

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The psalmist wrote, “For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.” Earlier in the psalm, David wrote, “Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!&rdquo...

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