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    Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7   The first-century Christians Peter addressed in First Peter faced withering persecution. Living a faithful life led them to live changed

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10   To a nation reeling from the Great Depression and facing an uncertain future, President Franklin Roosevelt in his

Old Testament prophecy is filled with references to “that day” – a ‘shorthand’ way the prophets referred to the coming time when God will write the final chapter in the history of this fallen world. The prophecies include details of great judgment and wrath (Amos 5.18-20; Isaiah 13.6-13; Zephaniah 1.14-15), and wonderful blessing and joy

A couple of months ago we all watched the news with amusement as reports of a virus in a city in China called Wuhan first surfaced. It was half a world away, and while it might be wreaking havoc there, we were safe. How wrong we were. The invisible (to the naked eye) virus has

Enemy-occupied territory – that is what this world is.  Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage. When you go to church you are really listening-in to the secret wireless from our friends: that is why

Recently, I came across some suggestions – words to live by – written by Clyde Kilby. Kilby was a professor of English at Wheaton College for more than 45 years, and authored The Christian World of C. S. Lewis, regarded as one of the best introductions to Lewis’s writings. Like Lewis, Kilby cut through the

John Piper has spoken often on justification, and often left listeners confused: Does Piper believe in justification by faith alone, or are our good works, as evidence of our justification, required for us to be ‘truly’ justified? In a Desiring God video dated July 15, 2010, Piper addressed this issue. The following is a transcript

Foreword by Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin heartily endorses Francis Chan as one who “leaves you wanting more of Jesus” and “a man with great vision and resolve for the mission of Jesus.” Tomlin calls him a person “who believes that God is really who He says He is and that the true reality of this

We live in a world full of uncertainty. Millions have invested or paid into pension funds for years in order to secure their retirement years, only to lose some or all of it in stock market crashes or bankrupt pension funds. They were sure they would be provided for, then they weren’t. Cancer patients are