Treasure principle

If there's one thing God makes certain throughout Scripture, it's that not one of His chosen human conduits is without fault. This is to keep our eyes on the only human that was completely sinless, Jesus Christ. Roman Catholics make this mistake when they fix their focus on Mary, the mother of our Messiah. The …

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The third time is the charm

We're a dense bunch. It can take multiple attempts for a message to finally get through our thick skulls. This, God knows and, this, even the devoted apostle Peter stands beside those of us today that need to repeatedly hear what God is communicating. We could, perhaps, consider Peter an exceptional candidate for slowness in …

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Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

What does theology have to do with directions printed on a bottle of shampoo? Well, more aspects of living out the Christian life than one may expect. Although once we come to realize Christ as our Savior, there is no need to repeat; we're washed by His blood. Same with being washed in the waters …

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Forgetfulness is next to godlessness

Do you remember sitting bedside near your child as their life appeared to be slipping before your very eyes? Do you remember receiving that grim cancer diagnosis of advanced stages in your doctor's office? Do you remember the depths of darkness that enveloped your being as your helplessness in any situation covered you? Do you …

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Lots of nots

If you limited yourself, as a parent, to a list of ten directives that you desired for your children to follow, would you fill it with items that expressed what you wished they'd do, or not do?  Many families have posters, or bulletin boards, with lists like this to remind their children of what is …

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With respect to rainbows

Although the rainbow has been hijacked by a community within our culture, its majestic appearance will always be defined by the God who created it with respect to His meaning for its existence. "And God said, 'This is the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you and every living creature …

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The wisdom in answering a question with a question

Many of us were taught it wasn't proper to answer a question with another question. However, Jesus does this throughout the gospel accounts, so it can be assumed that there isn't anything improper about it. Also, in the Old Testament, a particular standout is in chapters 38-41 of Job, when God answers, He heaps on …

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