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    If Christ Had Not Died

    Read: 1 John 3:16   This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

    What if Christ had not died on the cross?

    The writers of the New Testament answer this question by stating clearly why Jesus had to die on the cross. Yes, it is true that Pontius Pilate sent Jesus to the…

    Will You Lay Down Your Life for Jesus?

    Read: Romans 5:7–8   But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Imagine you were given the option of saving someone’s life by taking their place. Would you do it? Would you lay down your life for them?

    If the person to be saved was a family member, perhaps we…

    The Attitude of Gethsemane

    Read: Mark 14:36   Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.

    Gethsemane means “olive press,” a place where olives were crushed for their oil. It was an appropriate name for the place where Jesus suffered intense agony as He prepared himself for the cross. A man on death row would have all kinds of…

    Love at Home

    Read: Ephesians 5:21   Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

    It is quite natural to love one’s family members. The mother who nurses her sick child throughout the night, a father who instinctively protects his daughter from attackers, the dead mother in whose shielding arms a baby is found alive after a tragic fire—all these strengthen our appreciation…

    Love in the Heart

    Read: John 15:13   Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

    The Jesus kind of love is something we must aspire to have. We are to “follow the way of love” (1 Corinthians 14:1). The “follow” means to pursue eagerly, to seek earnestly, to acquire. But this does not mean that we can…

    Divine Love

    Read: Colossians 1:21–22   Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behaviour. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.

    When God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden, He…

    Watchful Love

    Read: Psalm 121:3–4   He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

    God gives us His full attention, for “he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4). God is not only compassionately watchful, He is sleepless! He does not need…

    Put on the New Self

    Read: Ephesians 4:22–24   You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

    Believers are called to discard…

    Remembering the Past

    Read: Mark 8:6–8   When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people, and they did so. They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. The people ate and were satisfied.

    In Mark…

    Come to Me

    Read: Mark 5:34   [Jesus] said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

    During His public ministry on earth, Jesus met a woman who had suffered greatly from a bleeding condition for 12 years (Mark 5:25–34). She had consulted many doctors, but her condition had only worsened. Luke 8:43 notes that…

    Three Ways To Seek Jesus

    Read: Genesis 12:4–5   So Abram went, as the Lord had told him... they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there.

    The story of how Abraham, the patriarch of the Jews, left the familiarity and comforts of the Mesopotamian city of Ur holds many lessons for us. When God called him to go to Canaan, it was…

    Imitate Jesus in 2019

    Read: 1 Peter 2:21   To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

    God wants us to become like Jesus—“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son” (Romans 8:29). And Jesus himself tells us to follow His example.

    We may…

    Joy to the World

    Read: Psalm 98:4   Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.

    “Joy to the World” remains one of the favourite Christmas carols sung in church services during the Christmas season. It was written by Englishman Isaac Watts in the eighteenth century; many consider him the greatest hymn writer of all time.

    Watts wrote…

    The Gift of Christmas

    Read: John 1:14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    I once observed a little child when she was given a present. The wrapping paper was quickly removed. The box was opened and when…

    Good News

    Read: Mark 1:1   The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.

    The birthday of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar was celebrated throughout the Empire as “good news” and, with much pomp and grandiosity, he was declared the “Son of God”. These two phrases were common knowledge among Roman subjects, and Mark begins his gospel…

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