Tag Archives: Jesus

Gift #1083: Covenant with Israel

Today’s covenant follows the descendants of Abraham.  A tumultuous history led his family to Egypt to avoid famine in Canaan, but 400 years passed before they would go home again.  The people of Israel endured centuries of slavery and were desperate … Continue reading

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Gift #802: Easter Blessings – God is making all things new

God loves to create – this one act of God contains the entire Biblical narrative.  The first verses record His bringing life from nothing and the last verses tell of His restoration of a perfect and eternal creation.  And everything … Continue reading

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Gift #801: Easter Blessings – Death and Life

 “But what does it all mean?” asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer. “It means,” said Aslan, “that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back … Continue reading

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Gift #800: Easter Blessings – Separation and Reconcilliation

“From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lemasabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing … Continue reading

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Gift #799: Easter Blessings – Law and Liberty

One of my favorite illustrations of the cross can be found in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, the first in his Chronicles of Narnia series. The story tells the tale of four children who enter … Continue reading

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Gift #691: The other side

I’ve been pondering on the subject of this blog all week and I finally decided it was time to write it out.  Last Sunday in our sermon at church we covered Jesus and His disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee, … Continue reading

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Gift #605: Palm Sunday

In honor of Palm Sunday, today’s post is my favorite poem. “The Donkey” When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and … Continue reading

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Gift #527: God in flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made..  In him was life, and that life was the light … Continue reading

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Gift 526: Christmas Promises

The promise given: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government … Continue reading

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Gift #525: Christmas Prayers

Christmas is a time of rejoicing in all that is lovely and good, a time for remembering that God remembered us.  But Christmas can be hard, it can sometimes even feel like a slap in the face.  I’m thinking tonight … Continue reading

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