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Our Conquering Messiah

In the first century, Jewish people had high hopes for the messiah. They expected him to defeat Israel’s enemies and free them from bondage. When Jesus appeared, those around him expected a victorious leader. Even at his ascension, the disciples … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Antichrist in Today’s World

In today’s world of fake news and alternative facts, discernment is increasingly important. This is no less true in the spiritual realm, where it is even more important for eternal matters. Scripture gives guidance to practice discernment in a number … Continue reading

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Innovating in the Spirit

In high-tech businesses, people labor in a world dominated by technology and finances. Because profit is the primary goal, it’s easy to become distracted. Yet we are still to set our minds on things that are above, not on things that … Continue reading

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Beginnings

Holidays like Easter give us a great opportunity to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to reflect on the importance and reality of that historical event. It’s obvious to Christians that His resurrection is the most significant moment in … Continue reading

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Understanding Gideon and the Fleece

The story of Gideon’s fleece is well known. For a long time I didn’t really understand it, because it seemed like Gideon was testing God. But I recently re-read the account, and noticed an earlier encounter between Gideon and the … Continue reading

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On the Plains

Our spiritual walks have many ups and downs. We speak of mountaintop experiences, where God’s presence is especially manifest to us. During such times we feel as if our spiritual batteries are being recharged, and we’re ready to face the … Continue reading

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Why is Love Greater?

A very common verse lists faith, hope, and love, and declares the superiority of love. That easily makes sense given the significance of love, but exactly in what ways is it greater? Looking at the context, we can see at … Continue reading

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