The puritan preacher, John Flavel, once remarked: “Every man loves the mercies of God, but a saint loves the God of mercies.” In times of trial, suffering, and need, anyone will gladly receive blessings from God; it doesn’t take the new birth to appreciate his mercies. In fact, anyone can perform religious duties and portray […]

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Reconciled Through the Cross (Eph. 2:11-18)

The good news, which we marveled at in Ephesians 2:1-10, profoundly alters the way we understand who the people of God truly are. The Ephesians were uncircumcised Gentiles, not circumcised Jews. They were not the physical descendants of Abraham. In fact, they were “alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, […]

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Jesus in the Tabernacle

Exodus 25:8 “And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.”  The Tabernacle was constructed to be the dwelling place of God among his people.  But more than just an ornate, intricately designed structure, the Tabernacle finds its true fulfillment in Jesus Christ, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. […]

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