In today’s world, many people believe that books have no objective meaning — that the author’s intentions don’t matter as much as what the reader reads into the text. So when you’re faced with a book like the Bible… with miracles, with talking animals, and things that sound strange to our modern ears… how are we to […]

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Where is the King? (Matthew 2:1-23)

In the middle of the Christmas story, right as new hope dawns for humanity… evil strikes. Fearful of the birth of the promised Messiah, King Herod does the unthinkable in a desperate attempt to stay in power. Why does Matthew include this heartbreaking event in his gospel? And what does it reveal about our hearts […]

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Trust In God’s Promises (Psalm 108)

When our circumstances look bleak, our tendency is to believe and act like we have no hope. Surrounded by fierce opponents, King David reminds us of the hope we have in Jesus who has triumphed over all our enemies and challenges — past, present, and future. It’s easy to sing God’s praises when life is […]

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