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Cure for the Soul (third in a series)

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21) For Christians whose hearts are unable to receive grace, the unconditional forgiveness and new … Continue reading

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Abraham and Isaac, part two

Through his beloved Son, God invites us into the kind of relationship he had with Abraham. We too, can enter into dialogue with God about the things that are important to us. We too get to press God on what he has promised. Yet, as with Abraham, we too must not withhold anything from God. If we cannot place everything we hold dear,including our hopes and dreams, the people we love most, even the very circumstances of our lives before God and say, “Thy will be done,” then we do great damage to our relationship with God. We commit the sin of idolatry. Intimacy and trust, the most important elements in any relationship of significance, are only possible when both parties withhold nothing. Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Faith (fifteenth installment)

So there was a system in Israel, for when a person — or entire communities — sinned, that would set them right before God. Forgiveness was granted when innocent blood was shed, when something of great value took the blame for sin.

It is not just a coincidence that Jesus is called “the Lamb of God”. In fact, John the Baptist said, when he saw Jesus for the first time,

“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29) Continue reading

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