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before my closing eyes

“Abide with us: For it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” Luke 24:29 The story goes that as Henry Francis Lyte sat by his dying friend’s bedside, his friend, with his last breaths, kept repeating the imploring … Continue reading

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the purpose of the miracles

We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, … Continue reading

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Dying for a cause, but of a very different sort

I keep thinking about my son. He’s nearing the age of some of the youngest terrorists making headlines in our world today. I think of the parents of those terrorists. Some of them are asking their child to strap a … Continue reading

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the promise is not vain

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee; I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain, that morn shall tearless be. We don’t often use the word vain in … Continue reading

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Why did God let James die?

In Acts 12, Peter’s chains fall off. God sends an angel to rescue him and works a miracle on his behalf. Peter, in the middle of a dark night, wakened by a hard jab to his side, walks free from … Continue reading

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