Tag Archives: Isaiah

Race, Gender, and Getting Called a Sissy

I write a lot about egalitarianism and how right doctrine builds up women and men in the family of God, and I expect to take it on the chin once in a while when someone who ascribes to male superiority … Continue reading

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The Irony of Jesus’ Birth

[Archived post.] The visit of the Magi occurred after Jesus’ birth, but it points to the significance of God’s promise centuries before that he would one day dwell among his people and be Immanuel, God with us. Therefore the Lord … Continue reading

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Is Very Gospelly

When Patrick Henry addressed the leadership of Virginia and urged sending troops to fight in the war for independence from England, he played on a theme urged 2000 years earlier by a little-known Jewish teacher from Galilee in his first … Continue reading

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The Reason We All Need Black History Month

Remember the former things, those of long ago … . (Isaiah 46:9.) ***

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Baby Jesus and the Reversal of Fortune

The visit of the Magi in Matthew 2 occurred after Jesus’ birth, but it points to the significance of God’s promise centuries earlier that he would one day dwell among his people and be Immanuel, God with us. These Magi, … Continue reading

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Gladness, Joy, Sorrow, Sighing – What’s in store for you?

Twice Isaiah says: Those the Lord has rescued will return.     They will enter Zion with singing;     everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them,     and sorrow and sighing will flee away. (Isaiah 35:10 and 51:11.) These … Continue reading

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How To Get What It Takes To Approach God

There’s a dire message in Isaiah 59: Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,     nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated     you from your God; your sins have hidden his … Continue reading

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Learning How To Play Nice

Dogs chase deer and deer run away from dogs, right? Not this dog and deer; they frolic, gambol, lark and romp. Which reminds me of Isaiah’s prophecy: The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with … Continue reading

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