The Transfiguration: A Preview of Christ’s Resurrection-Glory (Mark 9:9-10)

  During Jesus’ earthly ministry His disciples struggled to comprehend who He was as the Messiah – the One anointed by God to bring about His kingdom of salvation. Jesus continuously emphasized that before the Messiah would enter into His estate of glory and exaltation He must first suffer and die—then be raised from the …

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A Woman’s Love

“Give me children, or I shall die!” Genesis 30:1 “Are you guys planning on having any more children?” If I could attain monetary installments for each time that question is asked, I’d be a very rich woman indeed. So I retort by saying, “As a matter of fact, YES! We want to have hundreds–maybe thousands.” …

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Fig Trees Blossom: conversing with God through the Book of Habakkuk

“O LORD, how long shall I cry for help and you will not hear?” Habakkuk 1:2   Often in my desperate sadness I have compared God to a man-made idol, incapable of hearing and seeing unless I reveal the truth of the matter to him. So I muster up courage to make my appeal before …

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Who Can Go Up onto the Mountain of LORD? (Psalms 15 and 24)

Psalm 15:1 and Psalm 24:3 ask the same question in slightly different words: What kind of person is qualified to enter into God’s holy presence? Both Psalms give the same answer: The man whose heart is pure within, leading to godly actions in all of life.    Consider the similar questions in Psalm 15:1 and …

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A Demonstration of the Conquering of Satan (Mark 5:1-20)

All of the signs and wonders performed by our Lord Jesus in His earthly ministry point to His work of redemption accomplished in His death and resurrection on behalf of His people. In Mark 5:1-20, Jesus demonstrates His overthrow of Satan by casting out the legion of demons from the man who had been demon …

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