Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Two reasons for emphasizing the birth of Christ

“The crucial significance of the cradle at Bethlehem lies in its place in the sequence of steps down that led the Son of God to the cross of Calvary” (J.I. Packer). Continue reading

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No one came to my support

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. It’s natural to default toward self-pity and resentment when we feel forgotten and unappreciated. Continue reading

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We are unworthy servants

Jesus snaps the rhetorical trap by shifting to the perspective of the servant and what it means to be His servant. This is the attitude of the true followers of Jesus. Continue reading

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The anxiety we feel in death

Our Creator did not allow death to have the final word. Life in our present physical bodies is not our only existence. Continue reading

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Your eye is the lamp of your body

What did Jesus mean when he said, “The eye is the lamp of the body”? Continue reading

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Always pray and never give up

Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do. Continue reading

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Troubled dust, but dust that dreams

Rest securely and confidently in what God has done for you in Christ! And remind yourself often that…. Continue reading

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