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Hearts of Flesh.

“Lay up these words of mine in your heart.” Deuteronomy 11:18 The Book of Deuteronomy is a truly unique book in the Hebrew Bible: it closes out the Torah and thus brings completion to the first unit of Scripture. Along with this, Deuteronomy acts as a retelling of everything that happened to the Israelites, from…

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See The Face of God.

“For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright will see His face.” Psalm 11:7. God’s righteousness and holiness are reoccurring themes throughout the book of Psalms. David, author of many of the songs and poems contained in Psalms, wrote frequently and eloquently on these topics, as well as God’s perfection and of…

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The Real War on Christmas

“King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the world in riches and wisdom…his heart was not completely with the Lord his God, as his father David’s  had been.” 1 Kings 10:23;11:4. In recent years, many evangelicals cry out about a supposed “War on Christmas” being perpetrated by the media and businesses. Everything from Starbucks’ plain red…

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Do Not Keep Christ in Christmas

  “You are to name Him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21  During this time of year, many people go about spreading good tidings of great cheer with trite little phrases such as “keep Christ in Christmas,” or “ Jesus is the reason for the season.” With all the commercialism and…

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Festival of Lights.

“Then the Festival of Dedication took place in Jerusalem, and it was winter. Jesus was walking in the temple complex in Solomon’s Colonnade.” John 10:22-23. This evening marks the beginning of one of the most iconic Jewish holidays, Hanukkah. The Festival of Lights, or Festival of Dedication, as it is sometimes referred to as, celebrates…

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Peace.

“I  will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.” Psalm 4:8. The great warrior-poet-king, David, is responsible for composing a majority of the songs and poems in the book of Psalms. David experienced many great highs and lows in his life, and, like any great author,…

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Stay Away.

“My son, if sinners entice you, don’t be persuaded. If they say–”Come with us! Let’s set an ambush and kill someone. Let’s attack some innocent person just for fun!”…they set an ambush to kill themselves; they attack their own lives.” Proverbs 1:10-11,18. The Book of Proverbs is one of the most unique books in all…

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