God’s Gift of Peace

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The Bible tells of a man from the country of the Gadarenes whose life was a nightmare. He was driven by the devil into the wilderness, to live alone in the tombs. He was in a crazed state of mind; naked, crying out and cutting himself with sharp stones. Filled with hatred and distrust, he answered to nobody. Not even …

You are not Alone

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Sometimes we get the feeling that we are alone with our troubles in the world. We worry about what is going to happen next. These are not new feelings. In 1 Kings the prophet Elijah acted in a strong and brave manner for God one day, but felt alone and feared for his life the next. Elijah asked King Ahab to gather the people of Israel and the …

Coming to God

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Throughout human history, billions of people have looked for a higher being. Feeling an inner emptiness, some people have sought a spirit or idea that could give their lives meaning, purpose and comfort for what lies beyond the grave. Other people have a sense that we are surrounded by superior but unknown beings and attempt to contact them in trances or by other means. Such attempts to find God fail …

Zacchaeus Listened, Will You?

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Have you heard the story about Zacchaeus, the tax collector? He was not a popular man. No one likes a tax collector, especially a dishonest tax collector. Zacchaeus was also very short. I can imagine him trying to see the Lord Jesus as He came through Jericho. I can picture the people being rude to him and not giving him an opportunity to get in through the crowd. I …

He Lifted Up His Eyes

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Bold explorations of outer space and stunning pictures transmitted back to earth have created new levels of wonder at the marvels of the universe. As current as this interest might be, it is certainly not new. Long ago, as David, a young shepherd, lifted his eyes and scanned the starry sky, he was awestruck with the Creator of it all, and wondered why such a great God was involved in the affairs of men (Psalm 8:3- 4). Our …

Dry bones

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Imagine that you find yourself in a valley filled with dried up human bones. Clavicles, femurs, scapulas, and sternums lie in piles, and you think that nothing could be more chaotic or more depressing! You stand in the quiet of the valley, wondering what this horror means, when you hear the God of Heaven begin to speak to the bones. “I will attach tendons to you,” He says to …

The answer is peace

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Our daily newspapers are filled with painful reminders that ours is a turbulent and troubled world. Acts of violence and a disturbing number of crimes are committed every day. Ominously, there often seems to be no sense of guilt on the part of the o enders. What kind of problems will we be leaving for our children to cope with? Any concept that life is sacred, and that it …