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God’s Word—A New Tradition

God’s Word—A New Tradition

You’ve probably heard a version of this story. A young woman prepared dinner for her parents, baking a large ham with all the trimmings. The woman’s mother had a question. “Why did you cut the end off of the ham?” The daughter replied, “Because that’s the way you...

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Upon Their Hearts

Upon Their Hearts

A 2011 letter contained the following synopsis. In 1982, a young couple traveled to Cameroon to serve among the Kwanja people. During the next 23 years, working with dedicated Kwanja co-workers, they helped translate the New Testament into the Kwanja language, helped...

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All that Glitters

All that Glitters

Did you ever wonder what happened to the gold, frankincense and myrrh? Scripture doesn’t tell us, but it’s been suggested that these precious gifts from the Magi were used to fund the years Jesus, Mary and Joseph spent in Egypt, or perhaps to reestablish the family...

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A Flicker in Time

A Flicker in Time

In Revelation, Jesus tells us that He is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. How difficult for us to comprehend the measure of time that describes. We think in terms of days, months, years, even minutes and seconds. But Christ existed before creation and...

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The Word Made Flesh

The Word Made Flesh

As far back as 1223, the emphasis at Christmas was on partying and exchanging gifts. St. Francis of Assisi recognized that the focus needed to be redirected to the Christ Child, a 13th century effort to show people that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Francis...

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