Glad Tidings

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Better Than Children: God’s Heart for Society’s Outsiders
Isaiah draws concentric circles around the Kingdom. Written by an Israelite seer in a time of great national distress, the book offers warning, encouragement, judgment, and prophecy about both the circumstances of his time and ...
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Time Periods in the Bible: Why We Need the OT for the Epistles
Editor’s Note: For more information on this important topic, please see Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul by Richard Hays and Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Beale ...
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Hold Fast to the End
In uncertain times, we may think that we know the will of Yahweh but, due to circumstances, may waver in our faith. Our faith might falter because life is generally not linear; life may take ...
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Healing Is an Aspect of Salvation
Isaiah 53 is the great chapter in the OT that foretells God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. Former prophecies of the Messiah and the message of salvation were presented in veiled form. But here, ...
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Is God Greater Than Jesus?
Most Christians believe God and His Son have an equality of essence. However, when we ask what “essence” refers to, proponents of this view typically tell us that such mysteries are beyond our comprehension. If ...
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Who Were the Samaritans?
In the Gospel of John, Jesus, on his way to Galilee from Jerusalem, encountered a Samaritan woman at a well. There she asks him an unusual question, “How can you being a Jew ask me ...
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Time Periods in the Bible: How Should We Read the Gospels?
As I mentioned in the last article on time periods, there are many things from the Gospels that are directly applicable to the modern-day Christian. Much of Jesus’ teaching ministry focused on how the disciples ...
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Love Never Fails
1 Corinthians 13 is beautifully placed between chapters that challenge believers to live in love with one another, especially in the church. Chapter 13 on love sets the heart of how we are able to ...
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Jesus’ Example of Endurance
Many of the events that preceded Jesus’ suffering and crucifixion focused on his hope thereby preparing him to endure. An example of this is when Jesus said to his disciples, “Some of those who are ...
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Salt & Light
We live in a challenging and draining time. The stock market is at a record high, while many small businesses have closed permanently, and those that remain are stymied by short staffing. Inflation is on ...
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