Follow Me

Written while in Guatemala on January 22, 2018. Matthew 9:9, [Jesus] saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. That the Lord would have me read this verse on this day is proof of His providence. For as I am now in Guatemala […]

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Good Works

Titus 3:14, Let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. Good works for salvation? No! Good works for those who are in need. Good works are not done for our sake, but for the sake of our neighbour who needs our good […]

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God is Love

1 John 4:16b, God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him (own Greek translation). A long debated text. Some interpret this to mean that since God is love, He cannot be a God of wrath and anger; He can only impose on us good feelings. Such is the sin […]

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Knowing God

John 8:19, “If you knew Me, you would know My Father also.” Thus, the only way to know God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Anything that is not sanctioned by Christ, therefore, is of the Devil. If this sounds too harsh or drastic, that is a worldly mind. When our minds are set in the […]

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Trust in the Word

Matthew 4:3-4, And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But He answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (cf. Deuteronomy 8:3). Satan didn’t test Jesus out of doubt […]

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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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God Came to Save

Titus 3:4-5, But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us. These words ought to build our faith. Did God appear in Christ to judge us and condemn us? No, though He certainly could have and has every right to. Instead, He chose to appear in Christ to save us. […]

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Renouncing Ungodliness

Titus 2:11-12, For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age. This is not how the world lives; this is how we are called to live. The world embraces and enables ungodliness, the […]

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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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