Redeemed to Live a Risen Life

Because Easter is on April 1st, I am writing a word of encouragement rooted in the Resurrection for the month of March. It is my prayer that these words will meet you in your deepest place of need as it relates to living the life God has called you to live, by grace, through faith, […]

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New Beginnings

I think you would agree, there is something quite special about the gift of new beginnings God gives to us. Of course, each day is a new beginning where God gives to us the opportunity to live life in a way that brings greater glory to Him than we did the day before. God also […]

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God With Us

As for the Boland family, this is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. We absolutely love everything about the Christmas season: the sights, the sounds, the smells and most importantly… Our Savior. I would like our meditation this month to lead us back, by faith, to Bethlehem, and in the company of the […]

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Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving… The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me” (Psalm 50:14, 23 ESV). This month we celebrate Thanksgiving, so I would like to give you a word of encouragement that is rooted in the words of the psalmist above, as well as in a number of other […]

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When a Stone is Better than Bread

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone?” (Matthew 7:9). In His Sermon on the Mount, the child in Jesus’ example asked his father for bread, which is something that is right, good and necessary. And we would expect a loving father to give what is right, good and […]

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Cosmic Compassion

“Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll – are they not in your record?” (Psalm 56:8). How do you see God? Sadly, far too many of us see Him as some distant deity, a “blind watchmaker,” disengaged from His creation and uninterested in them individually. Yet this verse makes it crystal clear that […]

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The Sword of Suffering

“And a sword will pierce your own soul too” (Luke 2:35). These were the prophetic words that Simeon, a righteous man who had been waiting for the promised Messiah, spoke to Mary, the mother of the child Jesus. Simeon’s prophecy was fulfilled when Mary witnessed the awful process of crucifixion carried out in the life […]

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Lessons Learned . . . Later

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand” (John 13:7). Jesus uttered these words as He was washing His disciples’ feet on the night He would be betrayed. When Jesus came to Simon Peter and knelt to wash his feet, Peter was as confused as he was […]

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The Believer’s Battle Cry

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:47, NIV). 1 Samuel 17 recounts the God-glorifying story of David and Goliath. The Philistine giant Goliath was far […]

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Empty Tomb… Full Life

Let’s look back in time to that first Easter morning to celebrate the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the greatest gifts of the empty tomb is the full life that has been promised. “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10, […]

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