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Guest blogger: Michael Bird
September 12th, 2023
These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. (Hebrews 1...  Read More
by Michael Bird
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Be still and know that He is God
September 5th, 2023
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. (Psalm 46:10-11)If you are anyt...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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When the good news isn't really good news
August 29th, 2023
Today’s post is adapted from the May 14th, 2019 NewLife blog.“They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” (Jeremiah 8:11) A few ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Restore the joy of our salvation
August 22nd, 2023
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation.” (Psalm 51:12)I am a Chicago Cubs fan, and last week, there was a wonderful moment for those of us who still enjoy watching baseball. One of the Cubs rookies,...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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My baptismal awakening
August 15th, 2023
“Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raise...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Courage for this cultural moment
August 9th, 2023
“He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, t...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Joe Barone - A gate and a promise
August 3rd, 2023
On day 3 of a 10 day group tour of Israel, we entered Tel Dan Nature Reserve in Northern Israel, near the Lebanon border. This spectacular area is the site of the ancient city of Dan, nearly 5000 year...  Read More
by Joe Barone
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God's good is not like our good
July 18th, 2023
Today’s Pulse article is adapted from the May 10th, 2022 Pulse.“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Purity of heart and the distractions that war against us
July 11th, 2023
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8)Quick question: what do you think the chances are that you will be able to read this article from the first line to the last line w...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Fighting against unspeakable evil
July 4th, 2023
“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The insatiable need for affirmation
June 27th, 2023
I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. (1 Corinth...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Tear down all the statues
June 22nd, 2023
As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No on...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Everything is a gift
June 13th, 2023
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not? (1 Corinthians 4:7)In Paul’s first letter to...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Who are you, really?
June 6th, 2023
Today’s Pulse article is adapted from the August 11th, 2020 Pulse. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neith...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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In your struggle against sin...
May 30th, 2023
Today’s Pulse article is adapted from the March 9th, 2021 Pulse.“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” (Hebrews 12:4)Hebrews 11 is one of the mo...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Remembering Tim Keller
May 23rd, 2023
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)I first heard the name Tim Keller in the spring of my senior y...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Remembering Gaia
May 9th, 2023
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." (1 ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Master's level prayer
May 2nd, 2023
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Immanuel in our suffering
April 25th, 2023
“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Faithful no matter the result
April 11th, 2023
Today’s blog post is adapted from the January 4th, 2022 post.Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better res...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Where is God when I am suffering?
April 4th, 2023
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your tho...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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"What if you only had one month to live?" is the wrong question
March 29th, 2023
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destr...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Immortal horrors or everlasting splendors
March 28th, 2023
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him.” (John 3:36)The Bible is full of hard sayings, and perhaps none is harder ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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There are no easy answers in suffering
March 21st, 2023
Today’s Pulse article is adapted from the December 10th, 2019 Pulse.“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15)As a preacher, I often quote from C.S. Lewis, because, w...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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