Love Comes Down Close and Kind/Amour arrivé près et gentil

In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul confronted the church with firm resolve.  The entire epistle was one of intensity, instruction and heartbreak. 2 Corinthians is a passionate answer to the stress of their mess.  Paul, himself suffering innumerable trials, encouraged the Corinthians to bear comfort to those in pain with the same comfort God […]

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Love Came Down with Training

I will love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved […]

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Love Came Down into History

God’s timing in history should be a clear affront to human secularism. Those who reject the power of God have missed the clear hand of God upon Jewish history.  The testimony of Ezra shows off God moving upon history in brilliant colour. In the lead up to the Babylonian invasion, Jeremiah had prophesied that the […]

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Love Came Down to Cross Over

This Week’s Reading: Joshua 1-10 You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who has fought for you… But you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day. For the Lord […]

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Love Came Down to Defeat Balaam’s Folly

This Week’s Reading: Numbers 20-29 While Israel was living at Shittim, the people degraded themselves by having illicit relations with the Moabite women. These then invited the people to the sacrifices of their god, and the people ate of the sacrifices and worshiped their god. When Israel thus submitted to the rites of Baal of […]

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Love Came Down in Power

In a mighty display of power and authority, Moses and Aaron changed history for both the Israelites and the Egyptians in Exodus 10-20. Pharaoh, as ultimate authority in Egypt, bound the Hebrews from leaving by his official capacity. Moses, by God’s authority, released plague upon plague in Egypt to prove:

1. God is real.

2. God is on the Israelites’ side.

3. God’s request for a sacrificial gathering in the wilderness was not to be dismissed by anyone, including the seat of Egypt.

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