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Transforming Love

| Dec 9, 2013

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See what kind of love the Father has given to us that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but […]


A People Proclaiming God’s Praises

| Nov 11, 2013

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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but […]


The Good and Powerful “Out of Our Hands”

| Jun 20, 2011

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The circumstances were volatile when the early community of believers in Asia Minor received this letter from the Apostle Peter. They were grieved, acquainted with trials, holding on to a Savior they had never seen (1 Peter 1:6, 8). Peter doesn’t shy away from the reality of their situation. This strikes me. I love that […]


Child of God—Anyone, But Not in Any Way

| Jan 17, 2011

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Reading the Bible is such an interesting adventure. Just when you might think the text is going to zig, it often zags. In John 1:12-13 we have the unqualified promise of the Gospel joined with the specific work of God necessary for someone to be saved. Everyone who receives Jesus Christ for who He really […]