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Seeking and Bringing

“There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” (Numbers 24:17). For a long time those who studied the constellations believed that a star would signal the birth of a mighty king in the land of Israel. The Magi were wise men who... Read more →

The Importance of Christian Unity

Shortly before He went to the cross, Jesus prayed for unity among His followers: “Holy Father, keep them in Your name, which You have given Me, that they may be one, even as We are one” (John 17:11). The Reasons for Unity Jesus not only prayed for unity, but He... Read more →

Overwhelmed By The Presence Of Christ

“When Jesus was born … there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem” (Matthew 2:1). There has been a great deal of confusion surrounding the visit of the wise men. What exactly are “wise men” anyway? The more accurate term is “Magi”—originally the name of a Persian priestly caste,... Read more →

Finding Unity in Christ

Will we ever be united? Every day opposite opinions become more polarized, pulling people away from each other. Friendships are ruined, families torn apart, churches split, nations divided. While we desire to stand on our convictions, how can we remain unified at the same time? In the Bible we read... Read more →

Gifts for God

In the book of Genesis, we find the story of Adam and Eve and their two sons, Cain and Abel. The Scriptures say that “Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock” (Genesis 4:3–4).... Read more →

Evident Unity

“That they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me” (John 17:21). There’s a very real sense in which this petition already has been fulfilled.... Read more →

The Indescribable Gift

“Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15). What can possibly make a gift indescribable? Since all human presents can be described, it is clear that the only thing that can make a gift indescribable is that it has to have something of God mixed with it.... Read more →

Is Christ Enough?

As long as sin has existed, there has existed the wicked desire to degrade, diminish, and devalue others. In our sinfulness and depravity, we act hatefully toward others. The Bible says that human beings are made in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26–27), meaning that, in some limited way, God... Read more →

You Cannot Earn a Gift

“By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Salvation is a gift you receive, not a paycheck you earn. Don’t underestimate the significance of this biblical truth. If you get it wrong—and it is incredibly easy to get... Read more →

A Plea for Unity

People say sometimes that the prayer of our Lord for unity has not been answered and they point to the many different sects and denominations among professed Christians. Of these divisions we very well are ashamed. And yet, despite them all, wherever real Christians get together they enjoy fellowship in... Read more →

5 Reasons to Share Your Testimony

Sometimes I can worry too much about how to evangelize. The Samaritan woman in John 4 taught me not to worry so much. She shared a simple testimony about what she saw and experienced, and encouraged people to meet this Man for themselves. When they did, they realized and believed... Read more →

Imperfect Gifts

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father” (James 1:17). When I was a child, I wondered why I had to thank God for food I didn’t want to eat. In my immature mind, gratitude was a response to receiving something I... Read more →

Your Part in Working Toward Unity

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same [tuning] fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow” (A. W. Tozer, The... Read more →

Testimony vs. Outcome

Lists can be boring, but not the one in Hebrews 11. It’s an impressive list of Old Testament believers and their amazing accomplishments. However, the writer kept interspersing the words “by faith,” for his emphasis was strictly faith, not fame. Through faith these people obtained a good testimony (v. 39).... Read more →

A Good Report

When detailing qualifications for leaders, the apostle Paul stressed the importance of possessing “a good report” from the world (1 Timothy 3:7). In other words, a candidate ready for leadership among God’s people is one who already enjoys a good witness in the community—one who confirms from Monday to Saturday... Read more →

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