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Celebrating the Profound Simplicity of Conversion

Isaiah 45-22

When the Philippian jailer asked, "what must I do to be saved?," Paul didn't break into a discourse about repudiation of self, cross-bearing, and submission of every aspect of one's life to the absolute Lordship of Jesus Christ. All of those are vital to a thorough understanding …

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I Shall Arise

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me." -Micah 7:8 When I was rather young, I went sledding down Bowling Green's "Hospital Hill" one snowy day with my brother and my Dad. I was so excited …

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The High and Holy One

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; His glory fills the whole earth." -Isaiah 6:3 (HCSB) God's holiness cannot be defined in terms of human goodness for "there is none good, no not one." Instead, we must realize that God's holiness speaks of His transcendent perfection. To …

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What’s Your Worldview?

“Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.”—Isaiah 40:15 I was in a conversation recently with a friend in which we were talking about the biggest issues facing …

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A New Old-Fashioned Enlightenment

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." -Isaiah 8:20In our economy, Christians are on trial. The New Testament calls believers "witnesses." In God's economy, the world is on trial. The world is always …

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Cease To Do Evil

"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil." -Isaiah 1:16Some people have the mistaken assumption that the God of the Old Testament is a harsh God and the God of the New Testament is a soft God. The reality is that God's …

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God’s New Thing for Your New Year

Based on Isaiah 43:18-21 The passage we are reading is quoted out of context quite often. I have heard well-meaning Christians say, “God says He will do a new thing… well this is it!” But what exactly is it that Isaiah is talking about? Remember that Isaiah very accurately …

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