Glad Tidings

Abraham’s Audacious Faith
Freeze the scene.  The knife gleams in the blinding sun.  Lifted high above his head, his hand firmly grips the handle, knuckles bulging.  His eyes, open, are intensely focused on the object of his aim.  ...
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Hungering
I think that the next beatitude in our path is Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” There are quite a few ways that you can ...
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Yahweh is Leading the Expedition – Are You Following?
In the Old Testament there are three books (Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) that are historical records between 538 BC and 415 BC. These books record the time at the end of the 70 year period ...
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Hellenism and Christianity, Part 6: Trinity
God’s proper name, Yahweh, occurs almost seven thousand times in the Old Testament, and hundreds of times, we are told that Yahweh is God. In the New Testament, we learn that Jesus is the Son ...
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A Biblical Response to Racism
Over the last couple of months, our society has focused a great deal on racism, especially with respect to African Americans.  Although our present issue is complex and polarizing, what the Bible teaches on this ...
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Immanuel
Have you ever wondered why we sing songs about Emmanuel at Christmas, or why it was said that the Messiah would be called by this name and yet he never was? I have. Isaiah 7 ...
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The Power of Meekness
For those of you who drive, have you ever been in the left hand lane on the highway and the car in front of you is driving slower than you want? For those of you ...
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Wanted and Loved by Yahweh
One of the major themes of today is that of people feeling “different” and “not wanted.” Fears run rampant of abandonment, not being important enough to be welcomed, and feeling like one is “in the ...
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Hellenism and Christianity, Part 5: Unconditional Immortality
Joel W Hemphill in his book Glory to God in the Highest provides a description of Socrates that is eye popping. While reading Joel’s description, remember that Socrates is the forerunner and teacher of Plato ...
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The Text of the New Testament by Sean Finnegan
Last time, we looked at the Hebrew manuscripts from which we derive our Old Testament translations.  This time, we will turn our attention to the Greek manuscripts that ultimately result in our New Testament translations.  ...
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