Intentional Opposites: Jesus and Peter

Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.”…But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice,…

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Clinging to Cold Ceremonies

“To say nothing of other matters, what greater blindness can be imagined, than to hope for the expiation of sin from the sacrifice of a beast, or to seek mental purification in external washing with water, or to attempt to appease God with cold ceremonies, as if he were greatly delighted with them? Such are…

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Jesus the Greater: David’s Mighty Men

Three of the thirty chief men went down to the rock to David at the cave of Adullam, when the army of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim. David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem. And David said longingly, “Oh that someone would give…

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Asking for Bread

One reason we’re told to ask for our daily bread is because it’s a way that we affirm God’s Lordship over the entirety of creation generally, and the lives of us as individuals specifically. God provides for all of his creation. Like he provided a perfect daily portion of manna for Israel in the wilderness (Exodus 16), God also provides for us exactly what we require for each day, and he tells us to humble ourselves in view of his sovereign providence by asking him to continue. He knows our needs and gives to us accordingly.

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The Light of the World

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying,… It’s been said, “If you want God to speak to you, read your Bible. If you want to hear God speak to…

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20 Quotes from “The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ” by Fleming Rutledge

This is a fantastic book. While there’s much I disagree with lying in its pages, I stand by my statement. Rutledge’s treatment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ from its varying themes, or motifs as she calls them, is like peering at it from different angles and still seeing the whole. I would even argue…

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8 Quotes from “The Mark of the Christian” by Francis Schaeffer

I highly recommend this book to anyone. If you’ve got an hour to spare–or even if you don’t, make one–this is well worth the time.

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The Bread of Life

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.  John 6:35 Jesus said to them,… Jesus is always talking to our hearts. He’s not interested in merely satisfying our tangible needs or tickling our intellect–though he surely does those–but he’s always…

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