Was the Cross Necessary?

Was the Cross Necessary?

Two weary-hearted friends trudged slowly home. Days before they were anticipating the Passover festival and wondering what they would witness as they followed the steps of the young rabbi. Would His friend Lazarus of Bethany attend the festivities, the one He brought back to life from the dead? Would there be more healings? More disturbances to the settled religious system?

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Are You Experiencing the Abundant Life?

Are You Experiencing the Abundant Life?

The abundant life that Jesus promised seems far from reality some days. In contrast to the thief’s destructive ways, an abundant life is filled with hope and promise—two things that were in short supply for me in my mid-twenties. Instead of experiencing abundant peace and joy, what I most often found myself doing in those days, was boiling over in anger. Thankfully, God has a rescue plan!

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Living in the Love Relationship

Living in the Love Relationship

Do you have a personal relationship with God? That one question can bring a strong reaction no matter where a person is spiritually. If you are a regular here on the blog and part of this little cyber community, you probably do have a relationship with Christ. I pray you know Him and are growing up “in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ” (Eph. 4:15).

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I Thought I Knew the Gospel

I Thought I Knew the Gospel

(Guest Post by Molly Hilbert) “It’s one thing to graduate from college ready to change the world. It’s another to be resolute in praying that God would change you” (Kevin DeYoung, The Hole in Our Holiness). As a senior in high school, I was excited to fill out my application to Moody Bible Institute. I don’t remember the exact words that I had written on my application, but I do remember this: “I want to go through Moody Bible Institute’s Applied Linguistics program so that I can be trained and equipped to become a full time Bible translator among a tribe that has yet to know of Jesus.”

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We Are Entrusted With Glorious Treasure

We Are Entrusted With Glorious Treasure

It’s a curious thing–God coming to earth in the vulnerable form of an infant. His royal inauguration wasn’t filled with coronation balls or elegant dinners. No trumpets sounded alerting the masses to the arrival of their Sovereign. Instead, He came as a squirming, wet, sticky babe, wriggling free from the amniotic sac and into the waiting hands of Joseph—serving as midwife to God.

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