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Storm on the Sea of Galilee

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Once more Jesus is by the Sea of Galilee and “when he saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart to the other side.” “And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.” How Jesus must have longed for rest from the teeming multitudes who always gathered to hear him! […]

God’s Object in Subjecting us to Vanity

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There are some things that we have to remember that we would rather forget. The remembrance of them brings no pleasure. There are some such things in the symbols of bread and wine, though the outcome is good. We have death, and we see sin. Neither of these things by themselves are pleasant. But they […]

God’s Plans for the World

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He will fill the earth with His glory. “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) He will bring peace to the earth. “He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They […]

6 Questions about God Answered by the Bible

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Is it possible for God to die? No. He is eternal. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (Psalm 90:2 ESV) “O my God,” I say, “take me not away in the midst of my days – you whose years […]

Peace on Earth at Last

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There will one day be true peace on earth. The apostle Peter wrote: But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:13 ESV) The Bible tells us that Jesus will return to the earth. “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking […]

Peace of God

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It can be really hard to find “peace” sometimes. Aside from all the chaos in the world, life is busy, distractions abound, to-do lists keep growing, worries are ever present, health issues crop up, there never seems to be enough time for peace… However, the absence of all these things is not what is being suggested […]

Peace on earth?

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The dictionary defines peace as: a non-warring condition of a nation or group of nations; an agreement to end hostility; a state of mutual harmony; freedom from civil commotion and violence; cessation or freedom from strife or dissension; freedom of mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, and obsession; tranquility or serenity. The Hebrew word for peace […]

Parables

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“Therefore I speak unto them in parables: because they, seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand.” So spake Jesus to his disciples when they were puzzled because he did not preach openly and plainly at all times. Many of those who came to Jesus did not want to learn of […]

Nain

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A few miles south of Nazareth there used formerly to be a city renowned for its beauty and for its delightful situation. It was built on the north side of a hill and was then called Nain – the beautiful. Could we have stayed there a day or so we should probably have been taken […]

The Sermon on the Mount

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We have passed over the hills of Galilee so often with Jesus that now we are getting quite familiar with the land. We are now walking with a multitude which has gathered from Caopernaum and Tiberias, and perhaps, Magdala. Almost ten miles have been covered, and we reach a curious-looking hill, which rises rather higher […]