Remembering Our Hope

Scripture is filled with many instances of deliberate and permanent reminders of the Lord’s mercy, kindness, compassion, love, and faithfulness. In Joshua, Twelve stones were left in the Jordan River to be left as a reminder of what the Lord had accomplished that day. A powerful river was brought to a halt so that Israel…

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Daily Pardon

It has been a while since I posted from Richard Baxter’s “Truths about God’s Grace”, so I thought I would begin with his twelfth truth on the list. “The best of us need pardon daily, even for the faults in performance of their holiest duties, and must daily live in reliance on Christ for that…

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The Hidden Years

Jesus’s childhood lacks any explicit information, apart from Luke’s account, that gives biographical access to His daily living from birth to the start of His earthly ministry.  The knowledge that readers of the Bible have to go on is historical cues and context surrounding typical childhoods of the Jews during Jesus’ time.  Aptly named the…

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Proclaim and Offer

“God commissioned His ministers to proclaim and offer this covenant of grace to all people, and to earnestly entreat them to accept it and be reconciled to Him; no one is excluded.”Richard Baxter “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all…

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Inerrancy and Hermeneutics

George Bernard Shaw is credited with saying, “The English and Americans are two peoples divided by a common language.”[1] Language is varied and complex and differs from location to location.  The method by which humans communicate with one another differs from nation to nation and person to person.  The language barrier between people of the…

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