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A New Creation

I remember standing in that hospital room, overwhelmed by the frail beauty of this baby girl in my arms. Never in my life had I laid eyes on anything so precious, so helpless and yet so magnificent. A new creation, entrusted to us … Continue reading

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No Ordinary Man

Most people will agree that no single person has had more impact on history than Jesus of Nazareth. What few of those people will agree on is who Jesus actually was. The Gospels present a very distinct perspective that takes … Continue reading

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A True Prophet

What marks a true prophet? As I read through the second half of the Old Testament, this question looms larger and larger in my mind. Whether it be Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos, Obadiah, or one of the other prophets with a … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Gloomy Prophecy

Jeremiah and Ezekiel are fairly gloomy books that deal by and large with the wickedness of Israel, Judah, and the surrounding peoples. Prophecy after prophecy rails against the sins of God’s people and His impending judgments, potentially leaving the casual reader … Continue reading

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A New Covenant?

The history of redemption is arguably the most beautiful story ever told. From the Garden of Eden to the final words of the book of Revelation, the Bible takes us on a captivating adventure of love, disappointment, hate, sin, and … Continue reading

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High Treason Against God

Jeremiah is often called ‘the weeping prophet’ – and with good reason. No Old Testament book captures the jealous heart of God for His people as vividly as Jeremiah does. Having started his ministry during the reign of Josiah, who … Continue reading

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All Outcasts Welcome – Isaiah’s Revolution

“My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Many of us are familiar with these words that Jesus spoke when He cleansed the temple. I cherish these words because they remind me that God’s temple is not a house … Continue reading

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