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Grace's Costly Provision

In C. S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian, four British schoolchildren find their way into the magical land of Narnia – where animals talk and the land is ruled by the great lion Aslan – and embark on a series of adventures that parallel different aspects of biblical faith. Aslan is the Christ figure in the series, […]

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Grace's Humbling Necessity

“The Man in Black,” the moniker of legendary country singer Johnny Cash, was an imposing figure on stage; one that commanded admiration and respect from fans and peers alike. His deep gritty voice sang of a life marked by sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption. Cash’s music bridged the musical genres of rock, gospel, and country […]

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Song of Mary

Greetings and grace to you in the strong name of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. I trust that you and your family had wonderful Christmas celebrations and are looking to the new year. Let’s finish this year strong with our presence in worship this Lord’s Day. I know some may be traveling but if you […]

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The Light for Everyone

The poet W.H. Auden once wrote, “Nothing that is possible can save us/ We who must die demand a miracle”. David Zahl, reflecting on this phrase by the poet, reminds us of the miraculous nature of our salvation. He writes: “This is a bold statement, and one whose truth might not be self-evident in everyday […]

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The Light of Men

John wrote in the Prologue to his Gospel that in Jesus light came into the world. Later he recorded Jesus’ own words: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). This is the meaning of Christmas: The Light of […]

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The Divine Word

What do you think of Jesus Christ? Who is he? According to Christianity this is the most important question you or anyone else will ever have to face. It is important because it is inescapable – you will have to answer it sooner or later, in this world or in the world to come – […]

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Dawning of Light

Advent begins this Lord’s Day, Dec. 3. Advent symbolizes the present situation of the church in these “last days” (Acts 2:17), as we (God’s people) wait for the return of Christ in glory to consummate his eternal kingdom. The church is in a similar situation to Israel at the end of the Old Testament: in […]

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Inspired by Possibilities Far Beyond Ourselves

How much can God do? The answer is more – ‘immeasurably’ more than we can ask, and more than we can even imagine. The Greek word for immeasurably was one of the Apostle Paul’s ‘coined super-superlatives.’ It is the highest form of comparison imaginable and could be translated here as ‘infinitely more than.’ It states […]

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Graced by a Provision Beyond Ourselves

Everybody likes to hear a good story. So, much of the world’s literature consists of stories: love stories, war stories, stories of adventure. Most of these are very much alike, though they are told about different people and are set in a variety of places and diverse circumstances: boy meets girl, a problem arises, boy […]

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Sent to a People Beyond Ourselves

“In his book If I Should Die Before I Live, Joe LoMusio writes, “If I were to ask you to describe Easter without using any words, you could only use punctuation marks, which punctuation mark would you choose to describe this Easter for yourself?” He goes on to say how some might view Easter as […]

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