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The Living God

God the Creator is sometimes viewed, in Scripture, in contrast to the idolatry that was so prevalent. The question is asked in Isaiah 40:25, “To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? says the Holy One.” Then, in chapter 41, God challenges idolaters to make their case (Isa 41:21-24):  Set …

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Miraculous Lessons

First, consider Mark 4:35-5:41. In these verses, several miracles are recorded for our reflection and understanding. The following take place:  1. Stilling the stormy winds on the sea of Galilee (4:35-41).  2. Casting out the unclean spirits (5:1-20).  3. Healing the daughter of Jairus and the woman who touched Him (5:21-34).  Keep in mind Mark’s …

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Idolatry and Sin

One of the most “called-out” sins in Scripture is idolatry. It was one of the primary reasons why God’s people were sent into captivity. Isaiah said,  “Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.” (Isa 2:8) Jeremiah, likewise, was clear:  “Every …

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To Be With Christ

The apostle Paul gave us a glimpse into a worldview that transcends this world. It is a view that is built solidly upon the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Paul’s desire was to glorify and honor Christ in all that he did, whether through life or death:   “I know that through your prayers …

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Themes of the Law

The Decalogue (Ten Commandments) is probably the the most well-known part of the Law of Moses (Exod 20; Deut 5). The framework for the rest of the Law is found therein. While it is tempting to view the commandments as a list to check-off, those commandments were to be seen as foundational to the Israelites’ …

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