Jesus as Prophet Priest and King Advent

Jesus as Prophet Priest and King Advent

Wrapped in Swaddling Cloths

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in…

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Hello and holiday greetings from the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea.  Myself, along with Molly and Emily have been especially blessed during our time here. What a privilege it is to serve God in such a beautiful country. Our work as teachers provides quality education for the children of translators, both expats and nationals. …

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Of Gratitude and Grief

While contemplating the tragedy and loss of the recent Camp Fire in Paradise, California, I came across the article below. It was written by Margaret Manning of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. In it she wrestles with phenomenons of grief and joy and how we experience them, sometimes experiencing them both within a short span of time….

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To Your Advantage

“I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7). At the time that Jesus spoke the words that are written above, He was the only person on earth who was filled…

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Lord, Help Me See Their Destiny Four Prayers for Personal Evangelism Article by Garrett Kell Pastor, Alexandria, Virginia Smoke filled the air as the music’s bass reverberated in our ears. The lights were low but glow sticks and lines of cocaine had everyone high. It was a typical Friday night in my college apartment, until…

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A Tribute

Today I received word of the passing of Eugene Peterson, probably best known as the author of the paraphrased Bible titled the Message. He was also a pastor, a seminary professor, and the author of many books that God used to shape this pastor and his ministry. I discovered the writings of Eugene Peterson sometime…

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The Joy We Know Only in Suffering

The Joy We Know Only in Suffering Article by Marshall Segal Staff writer, desiringGod.org The longer I walk with Jesus, the more I see that sufferers often have secret access to happiness. I used to think Satan loved suffering, that it was his weapon of choice against our faith. But while he certainly (and viciously) tries to make…

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Tim Keller on a Fishy Story

Tim Keller on a Fishy Story  Matt Smethurst  BIBLE & THEOLOGY Torsten Dederichs on Unsplash Editors’ note: Tim Keller will lead a workshop on “What a Minor Prophet Teaches Us About Nationalism and Race, Grace and Mission” at our 2019 National Conference, April 1 to 3 in Indianapolis. Browse the complete list of 74 speakers and 58 talks. We hope to see…

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Bought with a Price

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” (I Corinthians 6:19-20). How often, fellow Christian, do you ponder the truth of the verses above, and thus recognize, deep in…

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