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Lament: The Grief of Home

November 17, 2015

Lament: The Grief of Home In the Victorian era, a widower or widow was required to wear mourning clothes for a year after the death of their spouse. Similarly, a child mourning a parent or a sibling wore black silk or bombazine for a year to signal their grief. Today, however, we no longer observe these kinds of strict mourning traditions.

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Lamenting the Loss of Treasure

June 11, 2019

Lamenting the Loss of Treasure A lament is a structured poetic expression of deep personal or communal grief, such as an elegy or funeral oration. By writing a lament, the poet intends, according to the Literary Study Bible, "to give full expression to the suffering of his people and the sorrows of his own soul." The lament shares memories...

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  • Devotions June 11, 2019

Lament in the Face of Death

October 6, 2014

Lament in the Face of Death Proponents of Word of Faith theology, sometimes described as “name it and claim it,” teach that Christians must speak positive words of faith in order to experience the blessings of God. A corollary is that difficulties, whether illness or broken relationships or financial turmoil, cannot be named aloud, because...

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The Gift of Grace

April 23, 2019

The Gift of Grace “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound / That saved a wretch like me. / I once was lost, but now am found / was blind, but now I see.” The words of this famous hymn were penned by John Newton. In the mid-1700s, Newton worked on a slave vessel and was described as the most profane man the captain had ever met. During a storm,...

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The Chain of Grace

February 9, 2021

Today's daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy Pevensie opens the door of a wardrobe and discovers that it is a gateway to the dreamlike land of Narnia.

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  • Romans February 9, 2021

The Spirit of Grace

July 26, 2019

The Spirit of Grace One of my favorite professors in college was Dr. Goldman, a rabbi who liked to bait me in class. During one session I determined not to say anything for the whole period. Finally, I couldn’t resist. “What took you so long?” Dr. Goldman said with a smile. “I’ve been trying to get you to talk the whole hour.” I tried to...

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The Grace of Giving

November 16, 2013

The Grace of Giving A local church was supporting a missionary in China, and their summer youth program helped raise funds. To spur on their giving, a challenge was set up: boys versus girls. Each night the tally was announced, sending the children back home eager to find ways to earn more money for their giving the next night. Sometimes...

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The Gifts of Grace

April 1, 2019

Theology_Matters The Gifts of Grace The New Testament word for gift (charisma) has often been translated as grace. All God’s gifts reflect His grace, and the fact that they are gifts means that they are free and cannot be earned. The New Testament’s theology of grace is rooted in the Old Testament idea of God’s favor, which is shown to those...

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  • Practical Theology April 1, 2019

The Grace of Failure

June 1, 2020

Instead of dwelling on our failure, we ought to treat it as a signpost. Failure shows us where we are lacking and motivates us to look to God.

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The Mystery of Grace

February 19, 2021

Today's daily devotional from Moody Bible Institute: here are many ways we can share the gospel.

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  • Romans February 19, 2021


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