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“This is the one who raised up mankind from the grave below”

For this one, who was led away as a lamb, and who was sacrificed as a sheep, by himself delivered us from servitude to the world as from the land of Egypt, and released us from bondage to the devil … Continue reading

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“Jesus reigning from a cursed cross”

A poem by New Testament scholar and pastor D.A. Carson, from his book Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus On that wretched day the soldiers mocked him, Raucous laughter in a barracks room, “Hail the king!” they sneered, while spitting … Continue reading

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Theology … is essentially proclamation that Jesus Christ saves men…

The givenness of Jesus Christ is bound up with the givenness of New Testament theology, which is … nothing less than the Father’s own witness through the Spirit to the Son. Surely there is no real Jesus save the Jesus … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Exhortations to a Christian worker (2 Timothy 2)

Be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. Like a soldier, don’t get sidetracked by civilian pursuits. Aim to please the one who enlisted you. As a worker, aim for God’s approval so that you will not be … Continue reading

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Living in a land of death (Citizens & Saints)

I’m living in a land of death The trees are burning grey There’s a smoldering smoke overhead And the night looks the same as the day It seems a miracle that I can stand When everyone i’ve known Drifts up … Continue reading

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Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 Here’s Charles Bridges’ profound commentary on this verse: “An unsettled mind is a serious evil–a canker to Christian peace. Every faculty is thrown into disorder. The memory is … Continue reading

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