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Did Jesus Come to Unify or to Divide People?

Did Jesus Come to Unify or to Divide People? The answer is… BOTH. And everybody said: “Amen!” No, most would probably say, “HUH? How could that be?” Stay tuned, that is, keep reading. In our “Postmodern” culture today, where TRUTH is no longer considered an absolute, but merely an opinion, those committed to working for God’s Adversary continually do all …

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The Darker it Becomes – The Brighter the Light Appears

Amidst God’s most specific explanation of the Secret, Ephesians 3:10 says, “His intent was that now, through the church [ekklesia], the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.” The Greek word translated “manifold” means “infinitely diversified,” and this is its only use in Scripture. The more we get to know our Heavenly …

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What is God’s Address?

As you probably know, something unique happened on the particular Pentecost holiday recorded in Acts 2, fifty days after the Jewish Passover. That’s when God chose to birth the ekklesia, the “Body of Christ,” the first human beings ever “born again of incorruptible seed”—permanently! What a celebration that was in God’s Maternity Ward when Jesus’ mother and his disciples were …

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Following Our Savior Into Harm’s Way

Dear Companion of Christ, Some destinations are not worth what the journey entails. No doubt you have experienced such disappointment. Perhaps that prompted you to more carefully count the cost of your next sojourn compared to the expected benefits, which are not always guaranteed when you get there. When it comes to following (walking in the steps of) our Lord …

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God is Always “In the Moment” With You

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the “present.” With all the distractive elements intruding upon our busy lives these days, it is challenging to mentally set them aside and be present, in the moment, even with those you love the most. Jesus Christ is certainly the …

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What Should Christians Hate?

Dear Lover of God and Christ, Other than hating your team’s Super Bowl opponent, February is all about LOVE. The Gift Card, Candy and Floral Lobbyists make sure that Valentine’s Day is the highlight of this month. Beside loving one’s spouse, fiancée, etc., February 14 can also be a reminder to us about the relentless love of God as expressed …

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2020: “I Can See Clearly Now…”

Perhaps you recognize this popular 1972 song, the chorus goes: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.” And we can say, “a bright, bright sunshiny year.” That is because, as per Nehemiah 8:8 …

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How Hilarious Are You?

It’s almost the end of yet another calendar year, and thus we are closer than ever to “The Big Snatch,” that is, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to meet all Christians of all time in the air and take us to “the heaven of heavens” and, I think, into the presence of God’s Divine Council, at least to …

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“ALWAYS,” “NOTHING,” and “EVERYTHING”

Once upon a time, GOD was all alone. I’m going to hazard a guess that He did have in mind the Name that He would later give Himself in relating to His chosen people. The first person to whom He revealed its meaning was Moses, as per the following verses:  Exodus 34:5-7a5 Then YAHWEH came down in the cloud and stood there with …

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The Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but The Truth

We’ve all heard those words, either in an actual courtroom or in a TV or movie portrayal, as a witness being sworn in promises to speak only the truth. But let us remember what comes after them, “So help me, God.” And God so values Truth that He will help anyone who is committed to being truth-full (cp. Ps. 51:6). …