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June 17, 2016 admin

To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them…(1 Peter 5:1,2). In the gospels, Peter is often portrayed as a tough, sometimes impetuous, leader…

May 18, 2016 admin

You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine (Titus 2:1). What comes to your mind when you hear the word doctrine? Yup, I thought so. For most, doctrine conjures up negative images of ivory tower seminarians droning aimlessly about that which is impractical, irrelevant and boring. But doctrine is truth. In the ancient…

May 3, 2016 admin

One thing I know. I was blind, but now I see! (John 9:25) Human eyes are a pair of complex optical organs. When healthy, our eyes detect and convert light into electro-chemical impulses, transmitting these signals to the brain. Vision results. In the Greco-Roman world of the 1st century, blindness was much more common –…

April 22, 2016 admin

…the whole earth is full of His glory (Isaiah 6:3). Have you ever tried to define the term glory? Where would you start in explaining its meaning to a 12-year-old? The word gets associated with Christmas, at least in the biblical narrative of the birth of Christ:and the glory of the Lord shone around them;…

April 15, 2016 admin

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes (Psalm 19:7,8). Google calculates that there are almost 130 million…

April 9, 2016 admin

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10). On the night before he died, Bob Shantz was asked by a family member what the questioner later admitted was an odd query: “How’s your spiritual heart?” And Dad responded with the words of David from the 51st…

March 28, 2016 admin

…the gospel of God—the gospel He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding His Son…appointed the Son of God in power by His resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 1:1-4). In her annual Easter Message, the head of one of Canada’s leading liberal denominations talked of the social justice…

March 20, 2016 admin

God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Have you ever defined worship? How would you explain it to a 12-year-old? In our current Christian culture, worship is very often used as an adjective (worship leader, worship music) leading people to robotically connect worship with singing at church….

December 8, 2015 admin

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times” (Micah 5:2). Octavian Augustus was one of the greatest Caesars – and the first with the title Emperor –…

November 25, 2015 admin

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day (2 Peter 3:8). How would you define time? We all know what it is to run out of it, to be late according to it, to have character-shaping…