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“Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” (a devotional)

Moses striking the rock at Mt. Sinai to give water to thirsty Israel alludes forward to the work of Christ on the cross, when he was “smitten, stricken, and afflicted” by the LORD to give us water that wells into eternal life.

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“Why the Early Church Finally Rejected Premillennialism”

These early [church] critics believed that chiliasm [premillennialism] represented an approach to biblical religion that was sub-Christian, essentially failing to reckon with the full redemptive implications of the coming of Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah. They saw it as an under-realized, a not-fully-Christian, eschatology.

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Praying for Our Christian Brethren in Egypt

Father, Thou who used Egypt as a place of refuge for Thy Son, Jesus, when Joseph led Mary and the little Christ-child there to escape a madman named Herod, grant the same refuge and peace to Thy people in Egypt this day. Deliver the Church in Egypt through the attacks of madmen.

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Hebrews 6:4-6: Christians Losing Their Salvation?

Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk magazine has a series of devotionals on Hebrews 6:4-6, “one of the most difficult passages in all of Scripture,” which “has often been used with the attempt to prove that genuine Christians can lose their salvation.”

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Jesus the Extreme Street Preacher

“Think positively, because I’m here to talk with you and walk with you along life’s narrow way. Give me all your tears of sadness and all your years of pain, and you’ll enter into life in my name. By being strong-willed, you will be able to overcome the obstacles of a long and winding, dry and hot desert road and arrive at your blessed assurance. Now you can testify that I’m alive because I live within your heart. Then, because I’m a loving and healing Bro, you can be happy and blest, praising your Savior all the day long.”

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Church & Culture

The Surprising Origins of the Thanksgiving Hymn

Its mention of God makes it verboten in schools today. But not too many years ago this was the season when teachers would lead their students in the great ecumenical Thanksgiving hymn, “We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing.” It’s a singable melody, and the stirring lyrics speak directly of the Pilgrims’ experience in overcoming religious persecution.

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The Nice-ne Creed of Evangelicalism

And the third day He rose again, so we can sing this really nice hymn, “He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!” together with all kinds of nice people whom we see in church twice a year.

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