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Christmas and the Shepherd King

In our culture, the greatest celebration of the year is Christmas.  While much of the focus is on family celebrations and the giving of gifts, it is also a time when people are reminded about the birth of the Lord ...

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What is Reformation Day on October 31?

Reformation Day commemorates the actions of Martin Luther on October 31, 1517. Martin Luther posted 95 theses onto the church door in Wittenberg. This action was a critical event in the history of the church leading to reformation of the ...

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Being Thankful for the Reformation

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9 NIV ‘84) ...

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Your Word is Truth

“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17 NIV ‘84) It was not surprising that Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-five Theses against the sale of indulgences and nailed them on the door of the Castle Church in ...

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Thanksgiving is to Praise God

A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a short holiday to the U.S. during the American Thanksgiving.  We were in for a bit of a culture shock, as people everywhere asked what we were doing for Thanksgiving, something ...

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Betrayed by a Kiss

Betrayed by a Kiss “Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: ‘The one I kiss is the man; arrest him’.” Matthew 26:48 It’s a remarkable choice Judas makes. He knows exactly what he’s doing and he does it ...

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Our King, Majestic in His Solitude

Our King, Majestic in His Solitude “The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 26:41 The cross on Golgotha was an altar but also a throne. As a priest, Jesus Christ offered his body on the cross to ...

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What then shall we do?

Matthew 3:10 -14 Why did Christ’s coming into this world not bring about more change than it does? Why is today the impact of His atoning work not greater than it is? It cannot be denied that there are not ...

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Thanksgiving

1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Thanksgiving often leads to conflicting feelings when someone asks, “So what are you thankful for?” Some may want to scream, I ...

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