Tag Archives: rejoice

God’s purpose in affliction

A good warm up here might involve reading Five Ways Affliction Helps by John Piper from a couple of weeks ago. Typically when we encounter personal affliction of any kind, our first response is to determine what we can either … Continue reading

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We are joint-heirs with Christ Jesus!!!

Before starting today’s post, this next verse should have had a prominent place in yesterday’s post … so a day late … but definitely NOT a dollar short. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs … Continue reading

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Christian affliction

Let’s be honest … many of us would like to believe that the Christian life is a life without trials, tribulation and struggles.  But that is an unrealistic expectation … one not supported in any way by what is found … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song of Praise “magnifying the Lord”

Also known as the ‘The Magnificat’ … from Luke 1:46-55 (ESV).  Mary spoke these words after baby John had leapt for joy in the womb of Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin, at the sound of Mary’s greeting.  Mary couldn’t have been but a few … Continue reading

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the oft forgotten and most important gifts of the magi

Let’s begin with a review of the visit of the magi from a biblical perspective that’s a bit different from what many of our Christmas traditions reflect. First, the magi did not arrive before King Herod until after Jesus was … Continue reading

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Jesus is praying for you!

Sometimes when I write I find myself arriving at a conclusion that was not my planned destination … this is one such time. “Be blessed today and rejoice … Jesus is praying for you.” That was the entry that welcomed … Continue reading

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be anxious for nothing

In the last post I shared how instead of casting my anxieties on God I chose to obsess over the burdens in my life.  I obsessed over them until I grew distant from Christ and experienced the weakness that comes … Continue reading

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