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stand close

“Once more heed the exhortation — stand close to the cross of Jesus! It is the most accessible and precious spot this side of heaven — the most solemn and awesome on this side of eternity. It is the focus … Continue reading

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He could not save himself

“So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. … Continue reading

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Who delivered up Jesus to die?

Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy;  but the Father, for love! Octavius Winslow (1808-1878) “…when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this … Continue reading

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they were part of God’s plan

I know it seems odd to see wise men as Easter approaches. We usually only think of them at Christmas. But how delightful to remember, at all times of the year, this amazing truth: God planned, before the world was … Continue reading

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joy in the presence of angels

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! So Jesus told them this story…”suppose … Continue reading

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the essence of saving faith

“Saving faith is not the persuasion that in the resurrection Jesus rose bodily from the grave. That persuasion is essential to saving faith, but not the essence of it. The devil knows that Jesus rose from the dead, and he … Continue reading

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when the Son became man

“The Son of God became man so that men might become sons of God.”  Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; … Continue reading

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not the palace for a reason

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And … Continue reading

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