Gentiles with A Jewish King

Romans 9:5, To [the Israelites] belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God all over, blessed forever. Amen. As privileged Western Christians, we are often ignorant of the heritage of our religion. We think Christianity is a western religion, but it started in the east and was […]

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You Shall Not Covet

Exodus 20:17, “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s.” What use is there to the question, “If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?” Is […]

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Waiting for Grace

Genesis 21:1-2, The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as He had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Can you recall a time when God called you to obedience? Indeed, He calls […]

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Cornucopia of Grace

Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” I love food. Food is a motif throughout Scripture both for physical providence and for joy. God provided manna for the Israelites so they might live (Exodus 16) and the Scriptures speak on a joyful feast […]

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Where is God in America?

America has been rapidly falling into moral depravity for several decades, especially of late. Frustrated with all the injustice going on within our country, today I asked myself, “Where is God in the midst of all this corruption?” And immediately God reminded me where we can find Him: in the Church. When we look at […]

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I Am

John 8:58, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” This statement Jesus made was extremely significant to the Jews (and still is today). God told Moses to go to the Hebrew slaves and he asked God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God […]

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When God Tells Us to “Go”

Genesis 12:1, 4a, Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” …So Abram went, as the LORD had told him. As finite creatures, we favour directions. “Use 3 cups of flour to bake bread,” “Exercise for 30 minutes every […]

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Review: Pilgrimage – My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

Author: Lynn Austin Publisher: Bethany House Publishers, 2013 Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $10.87 Bottom Line From January 5-17, 2017 I will be in Israel both for a class and a pilgrimage. The professor of the class recommended that we read this book before we leave for Israel, so I decided to pick it up and give it a […]

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God Knows

Taking Comfort in Our Suffering During one of my daily readings of Scripture, I stopped at Genesis 15:13 and realised something I had never noticed before after the many times I’ve read it. The verse says, “Then the LORD said to Abram, ‘Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs […]

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