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The Child Came to Reign

| Dec 24, 2012

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Revelation 5:12-13 …”Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the […]

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How Supremacy Simplifies

| Dec 3, 2012

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John 3:36, Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. There are really two options: either life or death. And it all hinges on what we do with the Lord Jesus. John the Baptist has articulated the […]

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The Fellowship of Righteousness

| Oct 19, 2012

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What does it mean that the Lord has had on Jesus the iniquity of us all? We are, indeed, forgiven our sins. We also have the righteousness of Christ standing as our own. But it’s even more that that: By faith we are united to Christ. John Calvin writes, Therefore, that joining together of Head […]

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What Jesus Did for Us

| Oct 9, 2012

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Isaiah 53:4–5, Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. There is no question […]

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The Serpent You Will Trample Underfoot

| Aug 13, 2012

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Psalm 91:11–13, For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. If you’ve ever wondered where […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Be Afraid

| Jul 23, 2012

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Psalm 91:5–6, You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. You don’t have to be afraid. The scope of these verses intend to encompass the whole of your experience. Night or day, at […]

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Jesus, Our Rescue and Refuge

| Jul 16, 2012

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Psalm 91:3–4, For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. We learn two things about the shadow of the Almighty (verse 1) in our verses […]

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Jesus and the Book of Proverbs

| May 25, 2012

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In a helpful article on the Book of Proverbs, Anthony Selvaggio gives four legitimate connections between Proverbs and Jesus: 1. Proverbs and the Earthly Jesus 2. Proverbs and the Ontological Jesus 3. Proverbs and the Gospel of Jesus 4. Proverbs and the Risen Jesus He concludes: [T]here is also a practical benefit to recognizing that […]

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Hearing Isn’t Just Hearing

| Apr 9, 2012

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Deuteronomy 6:4–5, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. The Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) is considered one of the most important passages in the Hebrew bible. It has been referred to […]

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The Means and End of God’s Purpose for the Universe

| Apr 6, 2012

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John Piper on the cross, . . . in that accomplishment on the cross, as he died for sinners, Christ revealed the love and righteousness of the Father supremely. This was the apex of the revelation of the glory of God—the glory of his grace. Therefore, in the very moment of his perfect act as […]

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The Indestructibly Tough Testimony of Jesus

| Jan 7, 2012

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There is an “indestructible toughness” to the Bible. It is a blaring contrast to “the incredibly short shelf-life of the ever-changing remedies and treatments and schemes of hope in our day.” So John Piper begins in a sermon on Isaiah 40:8. He goes on the to name four eternal realities of the Bible: God, sin, […]

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In Jesus, the LORD Is Our Shepherd

| Dec 12, 2011

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Psalms 23:1-2, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.” The beginning of Psalm 23 sounds a lot different from the beginning of Psalm 22. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1) “The Lord is my […]

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Do You Long for Jesus’ Return?

| Nov 17, 2011

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John Piper: There is a phony faith that claims to believe in Christ, but is only a fire insurance policy. Phony faith “believes” only to escape hell. It has no real desire for Christ. In fact, it would prefer if he not come, so that we can have as much of this world’s pleasures as […]

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I Will Come Again!

| Nov 13, 2011

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The setting for this week’s Fighter Verse is the upper room on the night that the Lord Jesus was arrested. Trouble was in the air. Jesus was speaking and acting in a way that was disturbing to his disciples. He had washed all their feet including the one he said would betray him. During supper […]

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May He Grant You Your Heart’s Desire!

| Aug 25, 2011

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The Psalter occupies a unique place in the Holy Scriptures. it is God’s Word and, with a few exceptions, the prayer of men as well. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 45. As Bonhoeffer explains, we feel this tension as we pray through this book — some prayers are by Messiah and we pray them for ourselves […]

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