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The Garden of Gethsemane

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The Garden of Gethsemane gives us some interesting insight into the heart of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  In the garden we see Jesus struggling, sweating profusely, torn up inside, intensely engaged.  We see him so exposed, so human.   He asks his Father for another alternative.  He sees what lies before him and so […]

Brokenhearted, Part 2

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Rejection: The Old Testament is more than merely a historical narrative or a set of laws. Woven into the lining of each book is the common thread of God’s love. God pursues his chosen people; they reject Him and turn to less worthy loves; He keeps loving them anyway. Time after time, He does whatever […]

Brokenhearted, Part 1

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Jesus was touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He was in all points tempted like as we are. He endured the ultimate betrayal, rejection and abandonment; he had his heart broken. When it comes to broken hearts he endured the worst of it, and he knows how to deliver us when we suffer the […]

Thankfulness

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God bless you in the name of Jesus Christ, whom Paul mentions eleven times in his short epistle to Philemon. At the opening of the epistle to Philemon, right after the salutation, Paul tells Philemon of his thankfulness for him. This is the kind of appreciation we can and ought to have for one another. […]

The Christian Character of the Christian-Hebrew Epistles

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The Christian character of the Christian-Hebrew epistles, often called the General Epistles, is profound. That is, the truths of our standing in Christ, of the mystery of the one body growing into a holy temple, the hope of Christ’s return, and of the believers as God’s ministers link the General Epistles irrevocably and completely to […]

Healing of the Ten Lepers

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Luke 17:12-19 records the healing of ten lepers and teaches an important lesson as well. Luke 17:12,13: And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. Lepers were supposed […]

Jesus Raising Widow’s Dead Son

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The account of when Jesus raises the widow’s son who had died is recorded in Luke. He had been dead for a long time, but Jesus was still able to help. Luke 7:12: Now when he [Jesus] came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only […]

The Apostasy of a Nation

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The formation of our country was orchestrated by men and women who loved God and were well aware that the success of this country was tied to their allegiance and trust in Almighty God and the Scriptures. One need only to read the plethora of documents written at the time our nation’s birth to understand […]

The Woman with the Issue of Blood

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The account of Jesus healing the woman with the issue of blood is found in three places: Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, and Luke 8:43-48 Matthew 9:20-22: And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within […]

The Healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law

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The Healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law is found in Matthew 8:14,15; Mark 1:29-31; and Luke 4:38,39. In each of these of these accounts the gospel writers note different specifics, but none of the accounts contradict. Although the accounts differ in the details they present, none of them contradict. Matthew does not say that Jesus did not […]