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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 1)

The nations around ancient Israel had physical representations, idols, of their gods. Often the ancient prophets of Yahweh rebuked Israel for wanting to imitate their neighbors. They made idols fashioned after cattle or humans to represent Yahweh, equating God with … Continue reading

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“God is not dead; nor doth He sleep.” (Revision of an earlier post.)

San Bernardino, Paris, Umpqua Community College, terrorism, hatred, fear. Personal loss and pain, whatever it is you have experienced or are experiencing. Cancer, pediatric cancers, Alzheimers, other debilitating and life threatening diseases, debilitating and life threatening injuries. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow … Continue reading

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“O Come, Let Us Adore Him!”

“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy” (Psalm 99:5). “Exalt Yahweh our God,” the psalmist sings. Give God the praise, the honor, and the glory, of which only He is worthy. He reigns over … Continue reading

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The Birth of Christ and Pediatric Cancer–Remembering Sully

In Revelation 12 the Apostle John describes a very different scene of the birth of Jesus. John uses bold, vivid, striking, and startling images. His is a story powerfully and imaginatively revealing the spiritual reality of God’s invasion into his … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts for Your Children

Children add something so special to this season. I have precious childhood memories of Christmas. How precious are the memories, even more so, of our own children and Christmas. Now the grandchildren. As I reflect on Christmases past and present, … Continue reading

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The Grand Miracle–God with Us

Since almost the beginning of time humankind “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” (Romans 1:23). Influenced by the nations around them and their time in … Continue reading

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