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Ignoring the Prophets of Truth

March 14, 2019

Ignoring the Prophets of Truth Author Marilynne Robinson wrote in her novel Housekeeping: “Having a sister or a friend is like sitting at night in a lighted house. Those outside can watch you if they want, but you need not see them. You simply say, ‘Here are the perimeters of our attention. If you prowl around under the windows till the crickets...

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  • Devotions March 14, 2019

Seeing Jesus in the Minor Prophets

December 1, 2016

Seeing Jesus in the Minor Prophets The prophets in ancient Israel proclaimed the coming Messiah, but the people didn’t want to hear them and told the prophets to be quiet (Amos 2:12). For the next 400 years, the prophets were silent. The silence was unbroken until the powerful New Testament prophet, John the Baptist, and the coming of the...

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  • Monthly Issues December 1, 2016

The Door Will Be Opened

March 28, 2020

The Door Will Be Opened Have you heard the term “arrow prayer” or “javelin prayer”? These are short, perhaps urgent prayers that you can pray throughout the day. A longer prayer time or praying with a friend might not be possible at any given moment, but God is always listening and hears not only our spoken words but our heart’s language...

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  • Devotions March 28, 2020

Judgment and Relenting Love in the Minor Prophets

March 1, 2018

Judgment and Relenting Love in the Minor Prophets Judgment and Relenting Love in the Minor Prophets Theologian and reformer John Calvin turned to the Minor Prophets and their proclamation of God’s heart in his defense of Scripture’s unity and church’s continuity through the ages. In his commentary on the Minor Prophets, Calvin claimed that...

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  • Monthly Issues March 1, 2018

Prophetic judgment: When fear fails

January 22, 2012

Prophetic judgment: When fear fails Former Vice President Dick Cheney released his memoir, In My Time, last fall. In it, he recounts how in June 2007, he had urged President Bush to authorize the bombing of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor. The President polled the other advisors around the table: “Does anyone here agree with the vice president?’...

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  • Devotions January 22, 2012

Question and Answer

January 1, 2011

Will Jews be saved during the Tribulation? Question and Answer First, the meaning of the term, the Tribulation, must be gleaned from passages in the Old and New Testaments. An alternative name for it is the time of trouble or distress (Jer. 30:7, 11; Dan. 12:1). Daniel says that this coming time will be such as never occurred before, probably...

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Question and Answer

July 1, 2009

When Jesus returns and stands on the Mount of Olives, the mountain will be split from east to west. Is this detail (east to west) significant? Question and Answer I don't think it is significant. The text (Zechariah 14) deals with the Lord's intervention in one of history's last battles. The Mount of Olives will be split in two, creating...

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Prophetic judgment: When fear fails

January 21, 2012

Prophetic judgment: When fear fails Writer Christopher Hitchens admits he’s not just an atheist; he’s an anti-theist. The distinction underlines his absolute intolerance for any kind of faith system. According to Hitchens, “Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason.” Hitchens’ critique isn’t new; Christians have often...

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  • Devotions January 21, 2012

Jesus’ Body Is Resurrected

June 25, 2012

Jesus’ Body Is Resurrected The last book Ernest Becker published before his death was titled The Denial of Death. Several months later, it won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. The book identifies the powerful impulse in all human beings to escape death’s power. Whether it keeps us from visiting someone in the hospital or drives us to wear...

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  • Devotions June 25, 2012

The Prophet Who Disobeyed

June 10, 2020

As a professor at Moody Bible Institute, I assign grades to my students. And I must admit that if Jonah was in my class, I’d be inclined to give him an F.

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  • Devotions June 10, 2020


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