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Prophecy From The Lips Of A Murderer?

“Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation.”  (John 11:51) This scripture give us yet another example of how God can … Continue reading

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“The News About Jesus” (Matthew 4:24-25 sermon)

Last Wednesday I got an email from one of our members: “Did you hear the news about Bob Stoops?” The head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners — my favorite college football team — had suddenly and surprisingly announced his retirement … Continue reading

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“A Ruler, Who Will Shepherd”

When King Herod asked the chief priests and scribes where the Christ was to be born, they quoted Micah 5:2 to him: “And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out … Continue reading

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Servants, Not Lords

In Colossians 1:23 the Apostle Paul writes about “the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a servant.” The description Paul gave of himself … Continue reading

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Rescued From Darkness

Colossians 1:13 calls God the One “Who rescued us from the domain of darkness …” (NASB). This verse teaches us that when we were lost, we were under the “domain” — the Greek word is “exousia”: the authority, the jurisdiction, … Continue reading

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A Divine Decision

Proverbs 16:10 is a good word for anyone holding a position of authority or influence:  “A divine decision is in the lips of the king; his mouth should not err (be unfaithful) in judgment.” At first one might wonder why the Proverb calls it … Continue reading

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