9 Jul 2015

Emu or Llama?0

While riding in the country with me, my eight-year-old daughter believed she saw an emu in someone’s backyard. I said, “Are you sure it was an emu? I know people have pet llamas.” She matter-of-factly asked me the following questions:
“Does a llama have a blue head?” “No,” I confessed.
“Does a llama have feathers?” “No.”
“Does a [...]

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9 Jun 2015

There is No Gray0

Book One of the Psalms is a portion of Scripture that compares the life of the righteous and the way of the wicked. It is clear that the one who will choose to serve God will be blessed, and the one who denies Him will suffer ruin. This is a black-and-white reality, leaving no gray [...]

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18 May 2015

There Is No Rival0

In the first chapter of Colossians, Paul powerfully proclaims Christ’s preeminence. He will have first place in everything. There is no one and no thing that can rival Him. He is Lord over all, sovereign and magnificent in His rule and authority. Nothing will thwart His plans. I know this to be true. I believe [...]

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21 Apr 2015

God of Mercy0

How important is mercy?
Webster defines mercy as “kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.” To the one who is indebted, guilty, or seeking forgiveness, mercy is of great importance.
How important is it that mercy is a part of God’s character?
Throughout Scripture, mercy is present. God told Moses, “I [...]

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10 Mar 2015

Isaiah 530

Matthew Henry’s commentary on Isaiah 53 states, “Carnal hearts see nothing in the Lord Jesus to desire an interest in him.” He is referring to verse 2 that reads, “He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” The radiant Son [...]

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