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The Stench of Faith

Lazarus was the one who had died. But initially at least, Jesus was focused on making Martha more alive. While the Master would get around to dealing with the brother’s cold body, He focused at first on continuing to fan … Continue reading

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You Believe? Believe More!

Not gonna lie (not that I normally do), if the two sisters were to mark out opposite end points of a continuum, I probably fall more often on the Martha side then I do the Mary side. In the past … Continue reading

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Eating is Believing

The crowd came looking for a meal. Jesus wanted to give them more. They longed to partake again of everything they had eaten the previous day. Jesus invited them to participate in a feast that would secure all their tomorrows. … Continue reading

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A Full-Time Job

They pursued Him not because of who He was, but because of how they had benefited from what He did. They were among the more than five thousand fed on the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Those who … Continue reading

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Justified By Works

Context is everything. And that there are two sides to the salvation coin needs to be grappled with. Such is the paradox created by one three-word phrase in what Luther referred to as “a right strawy epistle.” By “strawy” Luther … Continue reading

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Not Firm in Faith, Not Firm at All

Isaiah’s prophetic word was spoken to a king, but it was recorded for us. While his words had specific context for his day, they have great application beyond his era. Though the circumstance may have been specific, his counsel transcends … Continue reading

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Our Eyes Are On You

Code red! Threat level severe! Enemy forces were coming together against Judah. And King Jehoshaphat, sizing up the tri-nation army being assembled against them, came to a most reasonable conclusion, “We are powerless against this great horde that is coming … Continue reading

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