Trilogy

Trilogy

As It Was

As a kid, I developed interest in old things. My uncle, a carpenter, taught me to refinish, rebuild, and restore antique furniture. Later, I happened on some magazines the library was throwing away. They were full of … Read the rest

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Viewpoint: Grace and Truth Quest

Viewpoint: Grace and Truth Quest

What does John mean when he says the only begotten Son of the Father is “full of grace and truth” (1:14)?Read the rest

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Jesus Medley

Jesus Medley

Abundant Life

Jesus came so we could have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10b). “I am the good shepherd,” He said (v. 14). The desire of all good shepherds is that their sheep have abundant life — good … Read the rest

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Wings

Wings

I have always wanted to fly. But I lack the wings.

I envy the birds and bees and butterflies that take no thought for gravity. That fundamental force that grounds me is no obstacle for them. With delightful freedom they … Read the rest

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Nahum: Historian or Prophet?

Nahum: Historian or Prophet?

The prophet Nahum wrote about the spectacular downfall of ancient Nineveh. His writings lend support to the Bible as an accurate historical source. The question is whether Nahum wrote only history or chillingly accurate prophecy.… Read the rest

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Heaven Is. . .

Heaven Is. . .

To many Christians, few themes are more precious than heaven, a topic in which fact and fiction are easily confused. Try to identify truth or myth in these four statements. The comments that follow each are our effort to help … Read the rest

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Shedding Light on Outer Darkness

Shedding Light on Outer Darkness

The topic of hell has held a strange fascination for Christians through the centuries. And while one hears less about it today, all ecclesial bodies attempt to give some answer to the tantalizing question of what will happen to the … Read the rest

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Extravagant

Extravagant

The woman spoke not a word; her actions said it all as she washed Jesus’ feet with her tears (Luke 7:38). But her tears were nothing compared to the torrent of love pouring from her heart. Her hands cradled an … Read the rest

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The Savvy Samaritan

The Savvy Samaritan

As he came over the brow of the small hill he saw the beaten and bloodied man lying at the edge of the road. The Samaritan hurried to him and tended the man’s injuries as well as he could before … Read the rest

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I Hope You Are Dissatisfied

I Hope You Are Dissatisfied

Are you feeling blessed this year? I hope you’re gratified again with life’s blessings — but not too satisfied.

We are indeed a blessed people with much to be thankful for. Our most meager conditions in this country are rich … Read the rest

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