ONE IN CHRIST - devotionals

Hebrew roots of the New Testament

Reading Moses Seeing Jesus

“They put forward false witnesses who said, ‘This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law; for we have heard him say that this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy

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SERVING GOD

Serving a holy God

“Then I said, ‘Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.’ Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal

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The Holy Spirit is a person, not a thing

“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message” (Acts 10:44). When we read verbs like “fell upon” to describe the Spirit’s activities, we all too easily think about the Spirit of God in terms of a non-personal force

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Do believers need to be educated?

“Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds” (Acts 7:22). The other day, a friend of mine shared with me his struggle about whether or not he should pursue doctoral studies in Bible and theology. He had

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The body of Messiah

What Happens When You Get Emotionally Involved devotional

What Happens When You Get Emotionally Involved?

“Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘You will have peace’; whereas a sword touches the throat.’ … My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, because you

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The greatest miracle

“And after he had EXPLAINED [exēgeomai] everything to them, he sent them to Joppa” (Acts 10:8). Because of a thousand plus years of replacement theology it typically takes a considerable amount of time and patience trying to explain to theologians Israel’s place in the plan of God. Ironically, the verb

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Israel needs Messianic Jews

Israel needs Messianic Jews!

“I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the

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ENCOURAGEMENT

Parties in heaven!

“And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God” (Luke 2:13). On the day of Yeshua’s birth, a party broke out in heaven among the angels. This kind of reaction is obviously what we would expect considering the fact that all the prophets had

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The Restoration of Humanity

The Restoration of Humanity

“You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; the beryl, the onyx and the jasper; the lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; and the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On

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ISRAEL: A MICROCOSM OF THE WORLD

Israel: a microcosm of the world

“I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro. I looked, and behold, there was no man, and all the

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Grace

When boasting is good!

“My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice” (Ps 34:2). People who dedicate their lives to boasting about their own works for God always cause the humble to despair. The humble look on at these specimens of perfect piety and think to

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Not by might

“Then he said to me, ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. “What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top

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A Work Done to Perfection

A Job Done to Perfection

“When he goes in to make atonement in the holy place, no one shall be in the tent of meeting until he comes out, that he may make atonement for himself and for his household and for all the assembly of Israel” (Lev 16:17). No little ink has been spilled

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DISCIPLESHIP

The Bigger They Come The Harder They Fall height devotional

The Bigger They Come, The Harder They Fall

“Then Saul immediately fell the fullness of his great height to the ground and feared exceedingly from Samuel’s words; also there was no strength in him because he had not eaten food all day and all night” (1 Sam 28:20; translation my own). I’m a firm believer in the need

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Tell-tale signs of abusive leadership

“For you tolerate it if anyone enslaves you, anyone devours you, anyone takes advantage of you, anyone exalts himself, anyone hits you in the face” (2 Cor 11:20). It is not always easy to identify abusive leadership, particularly when we are the ones being abused. That said, there are a

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What Happens When You Get Emotionally Involved devotional

What Happens When You Get Emotionally Involved?

“Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have utterly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘You will have peace’; whereas a sword touches the throat.’ … My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, because you

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