Meditations

The King of Peace

“He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.” Zechariah 9:10 At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of ...

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Imprisoned, but Free

“As a prisoner for the Lord, I urge you. . .  .” (Ephesians 4:1) In 2014 the Institute for Economics and Peace released the Global Peace Index. It shows that the world is becoming less peaceful. Safety and security are ...

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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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Jesus Christ Lives!

Jesus Christ Lives! “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5b-6a If you can’t find your shoes, do you look for them on your bookshelf? Of course not! What ...

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“that you may believe . . .”

“that you may believe . . .” (John 20:31) So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where ...

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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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A Dry Crust with Peace

“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house of feasting with strife.” (Proverbs 17:1) The fields around Chatham, Ontario contain crops of corn and soy beans. The wheat was harvested in July. The tomatoes are being taken ...

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