Tag Archives: eternal life

Born Twice!


I was born the first time in the midst of World War II. I was born the second time twelve years later. No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated. But both births were miraculous. My first birth … Continue reading

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Why Are You Afraid?

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Background: I was reading a devotion from one of my favorite publications 1  today and was inspired to do a little research.  The focal verse for the devotion is Matthew 8:26 (ESV) –  And He [Jesus] said to them, “Why are … Continue reading

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Eternal Life Secured

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The Gospel writer John records the words of Jesus describing Himself as The Good Shepherd in John 10. Jesus uses a remarkable analogy that would have been totally familiar to those  following Him through the Temple during the Feast of … Continue reading

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Fairchild Oak

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Last week dear friends introduced me to an amazing creation of our Heavenly Father … the 2,000+ year old, 30 foot in circumference “Fairchild Oak” located in Bulow Creek State Park near Ormond Beach, Florida. As I stood in awe … Continue reading

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The Redeemer

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The term Redeemer originates from the Hebrew word Goel (go’el).  Easton’s Bible Dictionary says that the  Old Testament usage of the word Redeemer refers to  “… one charged with the duty of restoring the rights of another and avenging his … Continue reading

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THE MESSIAH

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My interest in George Frideric Handel’s (1685-1759) Oratorio,  Messiah (1741), dates back to my high school days in the church youth choir.  Our Minister of Music introduced us to what I now know was a rather simplistic version of one … Continue reading

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Background: As part of a Bible Study at Pine Lake Baptist Church in 2013, Dr. Keith Pisani, Pastor, referred to a number of Scriptures to illustrate a point.  My wife Charlotte recorded the cited Scriptures for me so that I … Continue reading

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The Servant Who Suffered For Us – An Easter Devotional


Revised & Reposted: April 4, 2014 Background: If you had been a Jew in Jesus’ day, you  probably would have been disappointed to learn that He was the promised and  long-expected Messiah.  The idea of a suffering messiah never gained … Continue reading

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