The Powerful Working of God’s Grace

Do you know the powerful working of God’s grace in your life? Paul did.   But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them– yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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I am Who I am

“I AM WHO I AM.”  God’s famous words to Moses, revealing God’s own Name in Exodus 3:11-14.  His Name alone conveys truth and authenticity!  Just think about it!  As followers of Jesus Christ, we should aim to reflect the same kind of truth and authenticity.  To echo the Apostle Paul’s words “But by the grace of God I […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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More Than Appearances

“An empty tomb could be accomplished in so many different ways,” you say, “What proof do you have that Jesus rose from the dead?”   Ah, but there’s more to the empty tomb than just a say-so.  There are the Resurrection appearances of Christ that are more than just appearances.  They provided eyewitnesses and evidence! 1 […]

April 28, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Hope Beyond Devastation

So here I am writing a series on Resurrection and suddenly I find myself feeling rather devastated.  Since 1999, I’ve been a volunteer answering Bible questions and questions regarding relationships from a biblical perspective on a site called AllExperts.  I was a volunteer there prior to its sale to About.com (2000) and suddenly this week, there’s an […]

April 27, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Gospel I Preached

Had the Gospel been like that old-fashioned game of “telephone” in which each person whispers to the next a quick message with the final telling being nothing like the original message, Christianity would be nothing.  It would be worse than nothing—it would be a lie.  But the good news of the Resurrection is that what’s […]

April 26, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Defining and Distinguishing Resurrection

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  Is a Resurrection really all that different from being resuscitated, reincarnated, revived, or recovered?  You bet it is!  It’s been a week since Easter.  Is your life any different?  Or nothing more […]

April 24, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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What It Means to Be Resurrected

On Easter morning, we call out “He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!” But what does it mean to rise, to be Resurrected?  The Bible has some clear instruction about that topic in 1 Corinthians 15 which we will explore in detail over the coming days.  It serves Christians well to consider What It Means […]

April 18, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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He is Risen! Easter 2017

Why do Christians care about the empty tomb?  Why was it important for Easter morning to acknowledge that He is Risen? Jesus wasn’t vaporized out of Pilate’s interrogation or away from the crowd’s shouts of “Crucify Him!”  He didn’t disappear (poof!) off the Cross into heaven on Good Friday or get beamed up like a […]

April 15, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Holy Saturday, Holy Silence (Lent 40, 2017)

It’s the final day of Lent, often called Holy Saturday, and our Lent devotional series Light: There’s Nothing Like It is drawing to a close.  The true Light upon the earth was extinguished in Jesus’ death.  There is nothing but darkness and silence almost as if people consider Saturday just a filler in Holy Week.  […]

April 14, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Good Friday, Black Friday (Lent 39, 2017) 

I always find myself wondering if anyone watching the events unfolding as Jesus was betrayed and scourged and crucified…”Didn’t anyone have a conscience to bother them about what was happening?”  It was a black Friday for the conscience, a Good Friday for what Jesus did with it.  He paid it all. In the world of […]

April 13, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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