God Exceeds Our Expectations

I recently came across a startling observation in the story of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1-2. This story is one of my favorite stories in all of  Scripture. Having recently read it, something jumped out at me this time that never did before. Hannah pleads earnestly with God: “O Lord of hosts, if you will […]

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Why Did Jesus Weep?

I do not think Jesus wept because Lazarus was dead. In his book,Your Jesus Is Too Safe, (great book!), Jared C. Wilson, one of the most popular Christian bloggers in the world, writes, “The shortest verse in the Bible, John 11:35, tells us simply that “Jesus wept,” and his tears came from mourning his dear […]

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More Than Conquerors

Paul writes to the Church in Rome: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? . . . No, in all these things we are more than conquerors” (Romans 8:36-37). Did you catch that at the end? Paul doesn’t say […]

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Is Jesus Really Enough For Me?

Jesus is the gospel. His perfect life, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection is the good news of Christianity. We come to Jesus to get Jesus and he is enough. This is the true gospel of the Bible. However, I believe that we all — to varying degrees — struggle with the ever so abominable “health, […]

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