Commentary'S ARCHIVE

  • Let’s follow along with Jesus this morning as He walked through the pages of His few short hours on earth, Let’s seek to grasp the pathos of those days: the Creator become the God/Man, visiting and walking along the dusty paths—rolling hills—picturesque valleys—busy streets and quiet trails of His creation—and mingling with the people whom […]

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  • Just over a year ago—January 25, 2013, to be exact— we talked about THE GOD OF THE HARD PLACES. Current experiences in my life cause me to look again at what we said back then—perhaps you’ve had a similar experience. So, though repetitious, let’s look again at what God had for us that day. With […]

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  • Through the years, it seems that patterns and practices of worship continue to change. As an example, as I led worship services in those days, high on the list of favorite worship songs were such favorites as the popular hymn, “Standing on the Promises.” As the song leader I would customarily ask the congregation to […]

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  • From the Gospel of Mark comes the following account involving Jesus and His entourage. “When they arrived at the other side of the lake a demon-possessed man ran out from a graveyard, just as Jesus was climbing from the boat: This man lived among the gravestones, and had such strength that whenever he was put […]

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  • Discouragement??   Sometimes. Victory!!   Always available!! But sometimes times are tough!!! Why?? God has answers. “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen but at the things which are not […]

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  • May each one of us be touched today by the refreshing winds of the Holy Spirit, and may the shout of victory that burst from Isaiah’s lips some 2500 years ago—now enshrined in Isaiah 50:4—spur us on as we seek to fulfill the vision of Smyrna: Think with me on Isaiah’s words: “The Lord God […]

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  • This morning we’ll look into the all-too-familiar account of Jesus’ betrayal in the garden of Gethsemane. In Matthew 26:31-41 we catch a glimpse of the pathos of that hour. “Then Jesus said to them, ‘Tonight you will all desert Me. For it is written in the Scriptures that God will smite the Shepherd, and the […]

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  • Let’s consider the supernal words of Romans 5:1-21 from the ‘Message’ translation. As I read and peruse this section of Scripture my mind and my heart is expanded/enlarged to encompass at least a scintilla of the banquet table of grace-love-protection-concern-compassion-provision that is so generously displayed before me in all its exalted glory and majesty. It […]

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  • Let’s begin with that poignant and arresting passage in Matthew 22:36, “When the Pharisees heard how (Jesus) had bested the Sadducees, they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show Him up: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?’ […]

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  • (These words come to us from Psalm 8, 139, 91 &14) “When I look up into the night skies and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you have made—I cannot understand how you can bother with mere puny man, to pay any attention to him! And yet you have made him […]

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