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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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Resurrection: The Glory of the Risen King

Resurrection: The Glory of the Risen King No one on earth saw the Lord Jesus Christ rise from the dead. The four Gospels do not give us any eye-witness account. What they report is the empty grave and Christ’s appearances ...

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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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Most Valuable Thanker?

“Just as you received Christ as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7) Have you ever won a prize for excelling ...

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Our Daily Bread

“Give us today our daily bread.” (Matthew 6:11) Jesus taught us to pray for our daily bread. Today we don’t need food for tomorrow, but instead we need to trust that our heavenly Father will provide for us tomorrow again. ...

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