Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Promise of Christmas

A season of celebration can be difficult for many who are wrestling with very real losses and problems. The very first promise of the coming of the Messiah (Genesis 3:14-15) arrived in the context of bitter disappointment, suffering, and death. … Continue reading

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No Other Name!

In our pluralistic culture any view, any religion, any opinion is tolerated—except the position that Peter proclaims in Acts 4:12 as he speaks about Jesus: there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Salvation is … Continue reading

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Healed by Faith in Jesus’ Name

“What’s in a name?” asked Shakespeare. Although not something that prevented Romeo and Juliet from loving each other, the names Montague and Capulet were significant in the play. Far more significant is the name of the One in whose Name … Continue reading

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New Life in Christ

As the crowd gathered in response to the sound of the wind and the tongues of fire on Pentecost, Peter preached a powerful sermon, convicting of the sin of putting the Messiah to death, but also affirming that God had … Continue reading

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The Gift of the Spirit

If a few years ago the Holy Spirit used to be described as “the forgotten person of the Trinity,” that is certainly no longer the case. The focus, however, is too often on the gifts of the Spirit to the … Continue reading

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