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Want to learn more about the Bible? about God? about Jesus? Dig into these resources for the basics.

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Magnificat: They will call me blessed

A magnifying glass makes things look really big, and a magnificent event is huge fun. The title of the virgin Mary’s poetic outburst of…

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Light a candle for joy

We don’t need candles for illumination in our home; so when one is burning, it means “something’s up.” If my wife comes home and…

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Satisfaction guaranteed

Customer churn. That’s the term for when clients defect from a company that hasn’t delivered on its promises. Companies know that today’s customers expect…

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Where else would we go?

It was a roller coaster week for Jesus. “A large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs.” These were hungry people who…

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RSVP your wedding invitation

The English language apparently is inadequate for all of life’s situations. You have to learn some Italian to play the piano (Allegro! Andante!), German…

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3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

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Clear authority

All believers are royal priests of God with a personal ministry to share the gospel with people in their lives. But not all believers…

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Really, Jesus? Be perfect?

One of people’s favorite ways of shucking off responsibility for their weaknesses and misdeeds goes like this: “Hey, I’m not perfect, y’know.” That excuse…

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The grand reunion

I’m kind of glad that I didn’t live in Bible times. I sure do look up to the heroes of our faith—Abraham, Moses, Samuel,…

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Revelation benediction #7: Your clothes are clean

So many different tribes of people on earth; so many different languages; so many different cultures, histories, and achievements; so many different nations. But…

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Revelation benediction #6: The Bible is a big deal

Procrastinators have a way of pretending that the day of accountability will never come. Students know that there will be final exams but can’t…

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Revelation benediction #5: You’re immortal

Pretty much everybody knows what it’s like to be mocked, shamed, humiliated, and ridiculed. Sometimes those things come because of your faith. Persecution of…