Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Don’t step into a summer trap

Days have lengthened in my hemisphere, and leaves and flowers and birds are flourishing in summer’s glistening sunlight. Friends have left town for relaxation and days have slowed for schoolkids. I sense that it’s time for me to heed a … Continue reading

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telling your testimony to your children

“Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children. I am sure that, in my early youth, no teaching ever had such an impression upon my mind as the instruction of … Continue reading

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Love that turns the world upside down

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus Christ holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved. (John Knox, 1513-1572) “…taking some wicked men … Continue reading

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Come, thou long expected Jesus

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a King, born to reign … Continue reading

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your deepest Christmas longing

What do you long for this Christmas? Do you have a deep yearning for a solution to the world’s — and especially your own — problems? Let’s think about God’s already-given, Christmas-time answer to our problem (from which all residual … Continue reading

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the Christmas message

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity — hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory — because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so … Continue reading

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Near the heart of His love

A story to turn our eyes upon Jesus.  A visual to soften our hearts and absorb our thoughts: “What though you are sometimes perplexed with doubts and fears? What though you find it hard to say whether your faith is … Continue reading

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45 in the rear-view mirror

With a car full of kids and lots of laughter from the backseat, it suddenly dawned on me that I’d not seen a speed limit sign for some time. Highway signs had read 65 mph for some time, with four … Continue reading

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