This Is My Beloved Son | Matthew 3:17

and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." Matthew 3:17 ESV When reading or studying the baptism of Jesus, we rightly tend to fixate upon the stunning display of the Trinity. In that one moment, we find God the Son incarnate and standing in the …

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I Hasten and Do Not Delay | Psalm 119:60

I hasten and do not delayto keep your commandments. Psalm 119:60 ESV This verse immediately flows from the previous one, which is made evident by the ESV's decision to conclude verse 59 with a semi-colon rather than a period. In that verse, the psalmist noted that as he considered his ways he also turned his …

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Stay Awake | Mark 13:32-37

“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants …

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Heaven and Earth Will Pass Away | Mark 13:24-31

“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And …

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The Abomination of Desolation | Mark 13:14-23

“But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, and let the one who is …

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The One Who Endures to the End Will Be Saved | Mark 13:9-13

“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. And when they bring you to trial and deliver …

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God, Who Never Lies | Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began Titus 1:2 ESV A few days ago, my eldest daughter and I had a conversation about why we can fully trust God, and as so often happens with smaller children, it was not the first time that we treat down …

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Wars and Rumors of Wars | Mark 13:1-8

And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And as he sat …

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The Lord Said to My Lord | Mark 12:35-44

And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,             “‘The Lord said to my Lord,            “Sit at my right hand,                        until I put your enemies under your feet.”’             David himself calls him Lord. …

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Forgiveness Might Not Mean What You Think It Means

I was not planning to write anything about the recent student loan forgiveness act from the Biden administration, but then I kept seeing social media posts making, in various wordings, the following point: Christians should not be opposed to student loan forgiveness because our entire belief system is built upon being forgiven of our debts …

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