Tag Archives: the bride of Christ

The King Who Loves the Church

Hovering over Esther 2 this morning and my mind goes down the path of Esther as a type, or a foreshadowing, of the church. . . . the king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace … Continue reading

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Paul’s Anxiety

Busted! Found out! Tripped up by his own words. If CNN were around then they’d be playing the sound bite over and over again. And, at the bottom of the screen the ticker tape banner would scroll from right to … Continue reading

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What A Story!

Ezekiel 16 has got to be one of the most amazing passages in all of Scripture. Not just because of the story told, but because it reveals that God is a Storyteller. His tale of a city, Jerusalem, waxes poetic … Continue reading

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The Mystery

After over 3 weeks on the shores of Maui, time to break camp. Been a great reset. Mission accomplished: rest, reflection, rejuvenation . . . and some reading along the way. Now time to head back into the fray. And … Continue reading

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The King’s Desire

It is an irrepressible song for a king. Lyrics that cannot be contained. Sourced in an overflowing heart, the songwriter’s tongue “like the pen of a ready scribe” (Ps. 45:1). This king is “the most handsome of the sons of … Continue reading

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Growing Faith . . . Increasing Love

I know there is specific context around the letters Paul wrote to the church of the Thessalonians. That they had been saved out of the world . . . but into the frying pan. The heat of persecution surrounding them … Continue reading

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Complete My Joy

You can’t read Paul’s letters and not know that he had high aspirations for the church. Seeing people saved was one thing–one great, glorious, eternity changing, heaven rejoicing thing. But Paul’s desire for those saved went beyond guaranteed fire insurance, … Continue reading

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Entering the Palace of the King

It’s a love song . . . says so in the introduction. It anticipates a wedding, a royal wedding, where a king in his splendor and majesty receives a bride in all her beauty. The verses are addressed to the … Continue reading

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The Morning Star

Four churches down, three to go. I’ve been reading in the second chapter of Revelation over the past couple of mornings and, so far, have sought to have “ears to hear” what the Spirit says to the churches at Ephesus, … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

God loves to “love on” His people. Jesus is “crazy in love” with His bride. And though, from time to time, we may not think we’re much to look at, yet we can praise the Lord that our beauty is … Continue reading

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