Tag Archive for: See Jesus

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A Higher Throne: Why It’s Better

  Jesus ascended to a throne, after the disciples lost sight of him. Descent had marked the beginning of his saving work for us on earth. Jesus' descended to the womb of Mary. His ascent through the clouds marked not only the end of his…
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Clueless: When Angels Scratch Their Heads Over Us

  Are your kids as clueless as mine once were? You tell them to go wash their hands because it's dinnertime. Instead both of them come racing to the table, slurping milk before their bottom hits the chair. "Show me your hands ...…
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See Jesus: As He Ascends

Photo by Jeremy Perkins on Unsplash Seeing Jesus is essential for our faith. We see him now by faith, but those who lived then, when he did, saw him with their own eyes. They were eye witnesses of his life, death, and resurrection. But…
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Does Doubting Thomas Deserve His Name?

  Why do we insist on labeling Thomas the “doubting disciple”? Is he getting a bad rap from history, or does Scripture support our nickname for him? And how does his story encourage us today? After a week of vacation, I’m…

Self-Control: How Jesus Ruled Himself for Our Sake

Many Christians practice self-control during the season of Lent, fasting from favorite foods to draw closer to Jesus. When I was nine years old, I decided to give up ice cream sandwiches for Lent, which I considered a great sacrifice…

Kindness: The Fruit We Need to Taste

  Tell me. What is kindness? And you’re not allowed to use the word “kind” in the definition. That sounds like the kind of trick question your fourth grade teacher used to ask, doesn’t it? That’s because I want to…
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The Mysterious Servant Speaks: Isaiah 49:1-7

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Three mysterious contestants sat before the celebrity panel. Each of the contestants stood in turn and announced, "My name is Robert Ethan Miller." All three claimed the same name. It was the celebrities'…

Bruised and Burned Out, Like Us: Isaiah 42:1-4

Photo by Andres F. Uran on Unsplash The bruised poinsettia leaves and burned out Advent candles are finally in the trash. I know. It's almost the middle of January. In my defense I love the cheery glow of Christmas decorations so much that…
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Waiting in the Storm: Isaiah 30

Photo by Stephen Walker on Unsplash   Welcome back to the waiting room. Yes, now that the cheer of Christmas and New Year's celebrations have passed, it's time to settle in. We've swept up the pine needles, taken down the lights,…