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wounds of the resurrected Jesus

This morning, I want to draw our attention to Thomas’s reaction to the risen Christ.   24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the […]

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may our eyes be opened

One Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death. But how are we to understand the death of Jesus? And the resurrection? Easter refers to the crucifixion and death of Jesus on Good Friday, Holy or Silent Saturday and Resurrection Sunday. I would describe Good Friday as devastating, Holy Saturday as plunging into the depths of […]

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they shall run and not be weary

Praise the Lord! I am so encouraged by Psalm 147. The Psalmist writes, “How good it is to sing praises to our God” and indeed, it feels good to sing praises to our God. Why are we singing praises to our God? We are singing praises because God is gracious. He loves us even while […]

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a new teaching

In Deuteronomy, it is written that God will send a new prophet like Moses to the people: “18I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will put my words in the mouth of the prophet, who shall speak to them everything that I command” (Deuteronomy 18:18). Is […]

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light of life

As we leave behind year 2020, which was filled with unexpected losses and hardships, will 2021 be a better year? Happier? Healthier? More peaceful? Dates give us guidance for marking passage of time. But they themselves do not have power to bring about different outcomes. If we expect year 2021 to be different from 2020, […]