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The new covenant prevails

But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day. (Joshua 6:25) King David’s great-great grandmother was … Continue reading

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Tender mercies

This week we are looking for the new covenant in the Old Testament of the Bible. Most Christians have a tendency to think about the Old Testament as being all about the old covenant, and the New Testament all about … Continue reading

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Why Grace Turned Outward is so important

Once, you Gentiles [all non-Jews] were rebels against God, but when the people of Israel rebelled against him, God was merciful to you instead. Now they are the rebels, and God’s mercy has come to you so that they, too, will … Continue reading

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The universal tragedy of being good

Holy, holy, is what the angels sing, And I expect to help them make the courts of Heaven ring; But when I sing redemption’s story, they will fold their wings, For angels never felt the joys that our salvation brings. … Continue reading

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‘Everyone’ means everyone

For God has imprisoned everyone in disobedience so he could have mercy on everyone. Romans 11:32 Mercy is what everyone gets because everyone is guilty. Read that last sentence again, slowly, and then the verse above it, making particular notice … Continue reading

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A tragedy for the Prince

I recently read a tragic story about Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, and how she is writing a book about her relationship with the famous singer, and how he could never get over the loss of their son which also … Continue reading

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‘With friends like this, who needs enemies?’

Chandler picked out a restaurant and a movie for us to celebrate my birthday last night, and it was an awesome time. After a dinner of spicy chicken wings (his choice) we went and saw the new Captain America: Civil … Continue reading

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Showers of Blessing

Merry First Monday After Christmas! I love how Christmas is still in the air as the New Year approaches. Celebrating isn’t over yet, especially here in southern California, where the purple San Bernardino Mountains stand out in cold, sunny clarity … Continue reading

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