Monthly Archives: March 2016

What You Really Need

The story of Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness is familiar to most of God’s people, but what He actually quoted to the enemy in His time of tempting is very instructive to us.  Jesus quoted from Dueteronomy 8:2-3, … Continue reading

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“My Redeemer Lives” (Easter sermon, Job 19)

Last Sunday we shared the story of Oscar Schindler, the German businessman who literally “redeemed” over 1200 Jewish prisoners from death in German concentration camps by bribing guards and bringing the prisoners in to work in his business. The picture … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The King?

Matthew 3:3 tells us that years before John the Baptist appeared, Isaiah prophesied that his basic message would be: “Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” The picture the Old Testament prophet was conveying is that … Continue reading

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Have You Missed This Consistent Bible Message?

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2) This was the message that John the Baptist came proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea: “Repent.”  But John was not alone.  When the Messiah Jesus finally appeared, Matthew 4:17 … Continue reading

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Fears, Circumstances & Providence

After the wicked King Herod died in Matthew 2, an angel told Joseph that he could take Jesus and Mary back to Israel. But it wasn’t that easy. There would be some “complications”: verse 22 tells us that Herod’s son … Continue reading

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“My Redeemer” (Job 19 sermon)

(Palm Sunday/Lord’s Supper service 3-20-16) If you want to make my wife Cheryl groan, just mention the Book of Job. I think she feels like we lived through that book for about two years as a family, and indeed Job … Continue reading

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From Joy To Crisis: The Principle of Undulating Circumstances

It is difficult to imagine how amazing it must have been for Mary & Joseph to experience the visit of the magi — and to receive from them the opulent gifts that they brought.  What an emotional “high” they must … Continue reading

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