Lessons from His Land

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you.” (Genesis 26:3) The brief announcement promised that the trip to Israel would be an exciting adventure where we would experience the Biblical sights we had only imagined for years. We would travel as followers of Christ to learn more about his […]

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Expressions

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”            (Psalm 105:1) “Oh give thanks to the Lord…” First and foremost, before we attempt to ask or seek or knock down the door of heaven with a barrage of requests, we must begin […]

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Covering

“He spread a cloud for a covering, and fire to give light by night. They asked, and he brought quail, and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.” (Psalm 105:39-40) This psalm erupts like a volcano of wonder spreading awe through our heart as it testifies of God’s incredible provisions for his people. The rebellious, […]

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Feast

“And he kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.” (Luke 9:16 NAS) Such a familiar narrative, this feeding of five thousand hungry men and their needy families perched on a mountainside while they listened to Christ’s every word. Their longing for truth pinned them to the grass for days on end […]

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Most of All

“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of […]

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Nazareth

“And he could do no mighty work there…” (Mark 6:5) Nazareth disappointed Jesus. This city, interwoven with the actual identification of Jesus the Nazarene, sold him out, ridiculed him, treated him with awful disdain. The ones who had known him best treated him the worst. “Where did this man get these things? What is the […]

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Magdalene

“There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.” (Mark 15:40-41) […]

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Guide

“As is your name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness. Let Mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments. Walk about Zion and go around her; count her towers; consider her ramparts; go through her palaces, […]

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Anticipation

“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” (John 20:19)            “That day” remains the most incredible one in history, […]

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Unthinkable

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) When Jesus approached John with this appeal, John didn’t think this was entirely a good idea. Feeling completely unworthy to fulfill Christ’s request, he attempted to reason Christ out of his plan. Earlier, the Baptizer had explained to […]

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