Lists and the New Year

Have you taken time to record some lists about your life in 2016? List your accomplishments. List your griefs and grievances. List your joys and list your fears. Of course, what do we do with these lists if we make them? My advice to you? Pray them! Why make and pray these lists? Because...

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The Lion, the Root, and the Lamb

Many different descriptions of Jesus are found in the Bible. They all refer to the same historical figure who is the Savior of the world. We should pay attention to the different descriptions when they are used, though, so we can understand something of the writer’s emphasis in a particular passage of Scripture.

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The Latter Glory and Peace

This short book of the Bible (that I pronounce “Hag-Eye”) is like an unexpected note in your lunchbox.

Have you ever received a short note of encouragement from someone that was tucked away in an unexpected place? You opened your luncbox and found it, or you found a post-it stuck to a book or on your desk? Haggai gives me something of that feeling.

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I Am Coming Soon

In the letter written to the church in ancient Philadelphia, Jesus reminds his people that he is coming soon. He gives them encouragement to hold on to what they have. What do they have? They have hope based on Christ himself. It is a hope based on his sin-bearing death and based on his life-giving resurrection. That work now gives all God’s people hope in Christ’s glorious return.

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