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The Beginning of the Gospel | Mark 1:1

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1 ESV Mark is an overlooked book. Consider the book’s companions. John and Matthew were both firsthand witnesses to Jesus. Matthew’s Gospel serves as a perfect bridge from the Old Testament to the New Testament, while showing Jesus to be the promised …

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Lead Me in the Path of Your Commandments | Psalm 119:35

Lead me in the path of your commandments,for I delight in it. Psalm 119:35 ESV Who delights in following commandments? Sadly, most of us do not. As our original father and mother did in the garden so we also follow their example by constantly pressing back against the regulations that God imposes upon us, for …

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Like Newborn Infants | 1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn infants, long of the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation 1 Peter 2:2 ESV Although my second child still less than a week old, I am already joyfully learning from her. You see, this verse keeps coming to my mind as I continuously observe her devoting herself …

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Praying at All Times | Ephesians 6:18-20

Yesterday I did not preach since my second daughter was born over the weekend. As per my usual pattern, here is older sermon notes that I haven't yet posted. praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, …

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Background on Daniel

Author Identifying the author of the book of Daniel is bit tricky. Many parts of the second half are explicitly from the pen of Daniel, so Daniel was certainly an author to the book that bears his name. Chapter 4 is the written testimony of Nebuchadnezzar, so he is also partly an author of the …

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The Time of the End | Daniel 12:4-13

But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase. Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. And someone said to …

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A Sure & Steadfast Anchor of the Soul | Hebrews 6:19-20

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:19-20 ESV Considering the crucifixion is a bit like gazing …

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Give Me Understanding | Psalm 119:34

Give me understanding, that I may keep your lawand observe it with my whole heart. Psalm 119:34 ESV The fifth stanza of Psalm 119, he, continues with this second verse that very clearly parallels the previous one. Where in verse 33 the psalmist prayed to be taught God’s statutes, now he prays to be given …

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The Kings of the North and of the South | Daniel 11:2-12:3

“And now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings shall arise in Persia, and a fourth shall be far richer than all of them. And when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule …

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The Way of Your Statutes | Psalm 119:33

Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes;and I will keep it to the end. Psalm 119:33 ESV The psalmist begins the fifth stanza, he, with a prayer that is quickly becoming a refrain of this psalm: teach me your statutes. We should notice, of course, that while both verse 12 and verse 26 …

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