Hymns: “Be Thou My Vision”

“Be Thou My Vision” is a well-known and well-loved hymn. Though it was originally written over 1400 years ago, it was not translated from its Old Irish text until the early 1900’s. The hymn is attributed to a monk nicknamed Dallán Forgaill; the first name meant “blind one,” though he supposedly regained his sight. He […]

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It’s Not Okay, But I Forgive You

Marriage, when based on God’s Word, serves so many wonderful functions. It is is the foundation of the familial unit, which is the foundation of our society. It is also a reflection of Christ’s relationship with His bride, the church.  “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife […]

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Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Matthew 16:15-16, [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Last January, I was standing in the place where Jesus asked this question: Caesarea Philippi. Jesus’ response to Peter’s answer is vital, “Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but […]

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The Name of Jesus

Luke 2:21, And at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised, He was called Jesus. There are two significances here: first, that the Son of God was born under and subjected to the Law, marked by circumcision. But the second significance is my focus: His name and what it means. He was named Jesus—Ιησοῦς […]

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

Isaiah 40:3, A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of YHWH; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Of interesting note is that Isaiah says “YHWH,” not “Messiah” or some other title ascribed to the Messiah/Christ. Thus, John the Baptiser prepared the way not only of the Christ, but especially YHWH—the […]

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Name Above All Names

Isaiah 9:6, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Jesus Christ holds many names and titles. This prophetic point is to emphasise the greatness of His name. […]

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God Fulfills His Promises

Matthew 21:1-9, emphasis on v. 4, This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet… What was fulfilled? Jesus the Christ—the Messiah—and King riding humbly on a donkey into Jerusalem. What did the people say when He rode in? “Hosanna” (v. 9)! What is “Hosanna”? It is the Greek transliteration (ὡσαννά) from the Hebrew: […]

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