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How Do We “See” the New Year?

Written by | January, 2012
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“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Hebrews 11:1

When a young child’s mother leaves the room, and he cannot see, hear, or smell her – she’s gone! Then the crying begins.

We console the child,“Mama will be back!”

But the child wants proof! “Where’s my mother? I want to see her now!”

Things don’t change much as we grow older, do they? Oh, we may think we are more sophisticated and have matured—and in the things of this world perhaps we have, for time does gain us experience.

But when it comes to spiritual matters–to matters of faith–we don’t mature simply because time has passed since we first became Christians.

Either our faith is growing in the Word of God or it is dying without it. Read More…

Our Unchangeable God in an Ever-changing World

Written by | January, 2011
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With the passing of each year we observe changes in our lives and in the world about us. While some of the changes are good and beneficial, others are not. Were it not for the assurance of the abiding presence of our unchangeable Lord, our spirits would be greatly distressed and our hearts would melt out of fear and worry.

The sure and certain Word of our God comforts us in the knowledge that the Lord Jesus who rules over all things for our sake (see Ephesians 1:22,23) is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8), and that He has given us this unfailing promise: “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). Read More…

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