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The Sufficiency of Christ

The Sufficiency of Christ

A young child was once asked why Jesus is called "the Word." She said it was because Jesus was all God wanted to say to us and she got it exactly right. If you think about it, Jesus was perfect in every way. He was a prophet, priest, and king (Hebrews 7). He was the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He was the Door (John 10:9), our Shepherd (John 10:11), our Advoca...

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Humbly Trusting

Humbly Trusting

Only crucified men can worship a crucified Messiah (Luke 9:23-25). Only humble men can follow the Son of a carpenter (Philippians 2:1-8). Christianity is not for the proud. People often say that they cannot believe because they are not strong enough when, in reality, it is because they are not weak enough. They are still trusting in themselves. Jesus came to call the dead ...

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The "Present" from Eternity Past

The Present from Eternity Past

It has been said that Mary wrapped the first Christmas present in the manger but we could go a step further and say that God wrapped it in eternity past. First Peter 1:20 says, ‘For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world’ and Acts 2:23 says, ‘He was handed over by God's set plan and foreknowledge.’ In other words, if you are in Christ, ...

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God Is Always with You

God Is Always with You

As Christians, we serve a living God, which means that you can talk to Him any time you want. In the dentist chair. In the office. At school or at home or in traffic. You can talk to God anywhere and everywhere because He is alive. People from other religions can’t do that. They have to go to temples and confess to priests and offer sacrifices before they utter a sin...

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