The Cities of Refuge as a Picture of Christ

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He was far more than just a Jewish boy born to poor parents in less than auspicious circumstances. He was, as John 1 tells us, God who, “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Throughout the Old Testament we have picture after picture of things that God is,…

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Facing Temptation

Matthew 4:1 tells us that “Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” While there, Satan tried hard to get Jesus to go “off script,” to take the easy way out, to place His own physical and emotional needs above His mission. You can read about it in…

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What Can You Do Without Him?

I was recently reminded of a song I learned years ago: Without Him I could do nothing Without Him I’d surely fail Without Him I would be drifting Like a ship without a sail. (Lyrics: Mylon LeFervre) But the sad truth is, most of us would sing it “Without Him I can do anything,” as…

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If Any of You Lacks Wisdom

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5) How many of us have read James 1:5 and thought, yes! That describes me. But, on the other hand, how many of us have recognized our need of…

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Do Not Lie to Yourself

So, I was somewhat casually doing my Bible reading for today from Colossians chapter 3, when I came across verse 9 and read, “Do not lie to yourself…” Wait! What? Well, if you check it out, that’s not what the verse says. Rather, it reads, “Do not lie to each other….” A bit different, isn’t…

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A Non-Technical Look at Intelligent Design – Part V

We are examining four examples of intelligent design drawn from the website intelligentdesign.org,  “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Through the study and analysis of a system’s components, a design theorist is…

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A Non-Technical Look at Intelligent Design – Part IV

We are examining four examples of intelligent design drawn from the website intelligentdesign.org,  “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Through the study and analysis of a system’s components, a design theorist is…

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A Non-Technical Look at Intelligent Design – Part III

We are examining four examples of intelligent design drawn from the website intelligentdesign.org,  “The theory of intelligent design holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection. Through the study and analysis of a system’s components, a design theorist is…

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