Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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Prepared for His Banquet

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Our hope in Christ is grounded in His promises to us. One of those promises is that the Lord will establish our hearts blameless in holiness when He comes. A good look at myself suggests a lot of work ahead. In fact, I wouldn’t believe it could happen, except that He promised! Right now...

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Delivered from the Wrath to Come

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Being delivered from the wrath to come sounds a bit like Lot being ushered out of Sodom before God poured down fire from heaven on the city. It sounds like a rescue, and it is, but it is way more. God’s wrath is His righteous anger against sin. We are sinners. As a just God, He must judge...

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One Who Is "in Christ"

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In our kids’ Adventure Club, we have been singing a little song called, “My Hope Is in the Lord.” The lyrics are, “My hope is in the Lord. I can count on Him. He will never let me go…” I think Paul would have approved! One of his favorite descriptions of a...

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In the Process of Making Us Like Christ

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“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely…He who calls you is faithful and he will surely do it.” “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” “And those whom he predestined he also called, and...

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In the Process of Sanctification

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As a kid, my heart was opened and God made efficacious His Gospel. I was saved. The penalty of sin, which is death, was forever eliminated. He granted to me eternal life! When Jesus returns, He will complete His work in me and present me blameless before Him. I will be saved in the fullest...

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God Doesn't Give Up on Us

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Noticing the greening of the grass I decided to make sure my lawnmower would start. Sure enough – it didn’t! So I began to tinker with it. I sprayed the carburetor, cleaned the spark plug, gave it a shot of starter fluid and pulled the cord. Nothing. Repeat. Nothing. After pulling...

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God Will Finish What He Started

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God will finish what He started. He promised. For us, that is great news because we are each a monstrosity of unfinished business! Several times we are told when this will happen – at the coming of Jesus. Less clear is how it happens and how much happens while we remain here. And even more...

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