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Dec 27, 2020

Scripture Reading: John 4:1-15

We are naturally hesitant to talk with unbelievers about Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.  In John 4, we have a wonderful story of the truth of Christ, declared to a woman who was not at all looking for the truth.

Perhaps John means to draw a contrast here, between Nicodemus in John 3...

Dec 20, 2020

Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:9-18

The description of Jesus Christ, given in the first chapter of Revelation, is one of the most majestic pictures of our Savior found in the Scriptures.  The awesome imagery is taken mostly from Old Testament passages and is meant to evoke from us the same reaction that this vision...

Dec 13, 2020

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:41-52

Christmas is a season we both love and hate.  We love the food and spruce trees and poinsettias.  We hate the traffic and crowds and endless television commercials.  We love the Christmas carols and holly and the warmth of our families.  We hate the icy roads and broken toys and the...

Dec 6, 2020

Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 17:7-14

In light of the multiplied and complicated problems of our world it is clear that what the world needs is a king … someone to rule in divine wisdom and perfect justice and holy compassion.  A king is exactly what God promised to David and through David, in what is usually called...

Nov 29, 2020

Scripture Reading: John 3:31-36

"To an age which has unashamedly sold itself to the gods of greed, pride, sex, and self-will, the Church mumbles on about God's kindness, but says virtually nothing about His judgment" (J. I. Packer, Knowing God, 148).

The Bible has much to say about God's wrath about rebellion against...