Tag Archives: R.C. Sproul

across the world, spread by ordinary people

“King Jesus was born in Bethlehem while His people suffered under the hands of occupiers…Bethlehem in Hebrew means “house of bread,” providing a fitting place for the Bread from heaven to become incarnate (John 7:22-59)… Bethlehem was tiny and seemingly … Continue reading

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the gardener who cares prunes his vines

Spring snuck up on us this year. Winter never seemed to arrive, and now, plants and trees and vines that need pruning are suddenly sprouting with early growth. Most years at pruning time, I get lost in thoughts about the … Continue reading

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A scapegoat for you

When Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden, they were never meant to reenter the way they’d left — that way was guarded by angels and a flaming sword (Gen.3:24). God, instead, would provide a new way into … Continue reading

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The second and last Adam

Original sin cast a long shadow. Throughout scripture we read of sin-scarred men and women who followed in Adam’s shadow, sinning as he had. Thwarting God’s commands and shunning His care, their imperfections weren’t only shadows of the first sin. … Continue reading

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No matter the stormy sea

“The men marveled, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?’” Matthew 8:27 On this day, no matter the unbidden ferocity of your stormy sea, there is a man who possesses stilling power. Winds … Continue reading

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the true agony of the cross

“I have heard many sermons about the physical pain of death by crucifixion. I’ve heard graphic descriptions of the nails and the thorns. Surely the physical agony of crucifixion was a ghastly thing. But there were thousands who died on … Continue reading

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planning beyond the Easter egg hunt

Easter approaches, and if you have kids, you don’t want to get lost in the egg decorating and hunting and squander God’s ordained moments with your children. My own three have grown beyond the picture book years,  but a friend … Continue reading

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valuable inbox study tool

Our hearts and minds must be transformed. Transformation begins as God’s Spirit gives us belief in the truth of God’s Word, and as we then intentionally seek to know what the Bible says (and means) so that we can obey … Continue reading

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A thorn to pin aside the veil

Living before medicine would have cured or medicated her symptoms, Martha Snell Nicholson was bed-ridden with intense pain for decades. In the midst of her pain, and because of it, she wrote one of the more meaningful poems I’ve read … Continue reading

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