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So, Why Did Jesus Have to Die? A Chiasm of the History of Redemption

The question invariably comes up – just why did Jesus have to die?” While we can be quick to give a pat answer of “He died for our sins”, there is actually more to the story. Look at the chiasm below to get an idea of the big events of the cross – talk about killing lots of birds with ... Read More »

Want More Joy? Sponsor a Child Through Compassion International

When each of our children was born, my wife and I decided to sponsor a child born on the same day through Compassion International. Two years ago, we decided that rather than giving each other Christmas gifts (which we rarely need), we could receive more joy by buying gifts for the family of our sponsored child. When we got the catalog ... Read More »

Ask, and You Will Receive

The following are verses which I compiled to meditate on. What I find in almost all of the verses is the message to believe and then we will see amazing things. The first one, Exodus 14:15 I find rather humorous; the Children of Israel are surrounded by the sea and the Eyptian army. Moses then gives a great speech telling them ... Read More »

The Aaronic Blessing: A Wish or a Promise? (Devotional Moment)

The Aaronic Blessing: A Wish or a Promise? In Numbers six God himself instructed that Aaron was to bless with the following blessing: “The LORD bless you [יְבָרֶכְךָ֥] and keep you [וְיִשְׁמְרֶֽךָ]; The LORD make His face shine [יָאֵ֨ר] upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift [יִשָּׂ֨א] up His countenance upon you, And give you peace [וְיָשֵׂ֥ם].” ... Read More »

Do We Really Need to Study Prophecy?

As a student of prophecy I sometimes wonder if most of my time would not be better spent simply sharing the Gospel, something I believe is of great importance. Should I devote less time to “meatier” matters and focus more on the basics? Recently while reading through the book of Hebrews I discovered the answer to my question. In chapter ... Read More »

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