Glory

"To speak of God's glory, in biblical terms, is not just to speak of his splendor and beauty (though that too) but also to speak of how weight, heavy, and substantial he is." --Andrew Wilson, God of All Things Today is Ascension Day, the day we remember Jesus' return to heaven and enthronement as King. …

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Truth

I, the LORD, speak the truth. I declare what is right." --Isaiah 45:19b Christ's Resurrection is the triumph of Truth over the lies of darkness. To be Resurrection people means we allow God's Truth the reign over our lives--the Truth about Him (His goodness, faithfulness, love, power, and kingdom) and the Truth about us (our …

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Joy

My friend recently shared a video of her 18 month-old granddaughter searching for her first Easter eggs. Directed initially by her father, the little one examines the first egg with mild curiosity, but then she sees an egg on her own. She turns to look at the adults gathered around with the greatest delight then …

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Freedom

"... grace--a comprehensive, foundational reorientation from living anxiously by my wits and muscle to living effortlessly in the world of God's active presence."--Eugene Peterson in Practice Resurrection On the other side of Victory, we have the opportunity to live in freedom. Being free in Christ's victory means we have escaped the bondage of sin and …

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Victory

"We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns …

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Life

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light; Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in tho the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the …

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Hope

"Let the Amen sound from His people again"Joachim Neander (1650-1680); Translated by Catherine Winkworth Today is a day to sing "Amen." Let's affirm with generations of saints--"Yes I believe." When Jesus tells the Pharisees to render to Caesar what is Caesar's, he also tells them to give to God what is God's. To give to God …

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Power

"There is no fight He cannot win, no far place from which He cannot bring His children home."--Amanda Bible Williams, The Lord Is Our God It's pretty easy to recognize that we are currently living in a very hostile, public battle for power. But how often do we recognize the equally hostile, but much more …

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