Too Big Trees and Shrubs

Lenten Devotionals: Tell Me Who

"And some began to spit on Him and to cover His face and to strike Him, saying to Him, 'Prophesy!' And the guards received Him with blows." (Mark 14:65 ESV)It sounds a bit weird. Why were people saying, "Prophesy!" to Jesus when they were hitting Him? If we look at...

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The Greatest Is Love

"And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as...

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Truth Be Told

"The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken; behold, they have rejected the Word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" (Jeremiah 8:9 ESV) Scripture's evaluation is clear: wisdom of the worldly sort without the Word of God will not win the...

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Two Bills

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:21 NIV)It was a few years ago.  A friend had sent me a restaurant gift card for Christmas and I had picked a pretty, sunny Sunday afternoon to...

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