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At Home With Jesus

At Home With Jesus

Lord, make my heart a home
that replicates the home of
Mary, Martha, and Lazarus.

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Epiphany: Your Light has Come

Epiphany: Your Light has Come

Bible Insight in 500 Words   Epiphany: Your Light Has Come Isaiah 60:1-2; Matthew 2:1-12 The story opens with the true King facing the false one, Herod. The story closes when Jesus confronts the world’s greatest king – Caesar, who is represented by his subordinate, Pilate. The Magi, visitors of

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The Birth of Our King

The Birth of Our King

Bible Insights in 500 words*   Our Savior and Lord Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:2) In the darkest of times, Israel’s prophets believed that God would

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The Road to Emmaus, Part 2

The Road to Emmaus, Part 2

To grasp the need of the crucifixion and the victory of the resurrection, these disciples needed a new understanding of Scripture. They, along with all faithful Jews at that time, had been reading the Bible in the wrong way. They had been reading the Bible as the story of how God would save Israel from suffering. Jesus opened the Scriptures and taught them God’s plan is to save the world through suffering.

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The Road to Emmaus

The Road to Emmaus

BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words   The Courageous Road to Emmaus Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. Luke 24:13-15, 32 If the story of the Prodigal Son is the finest story Jesus told, then the story of the two disciples on the Road to Emmaus must have an equal claim as the

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Teach Me To Forgive

Teach Me To Forgive

BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words   Lord, Teach My Heart to Forgive Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. (Matthew 6:14-15) As Christians, we are not simply the recipients of forgiveness; we are God’s partners in sharing forgiveness with the world. Forgiveness is the spiritual air you breathe. You can only take in

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The Limits of Unlimited Forgiveness

The Limits of Unlimited Forgiveness

BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words   The Limits of Unlimited Forgiveness Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. (Matthew 18:21-35) Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive . . . seven times?” Jesus’ response called for limitless forgiveness, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22). Jesus

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Limitless Forgiveness; Really?

Limitless Forgiveness; Really?

BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words   Forgive Without Limits; Really? Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.   CASE STUDY: You have put up with your little brother for years. When you share a bedroom, he kept his side like a pigsty. He borrowed clothes without asking, left the car a mess, and

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You Are What You Want

You Are What You Want

You cannot think your way into holiness. Sanctification is not a transfer of information or a restructuring of beliefs as important as these are. Holiness transforms the heart.

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God’s Eyes of Love

God’s Eyes of Love

Hagar gave the Lord a name: “You are the God who sees me” (Genesis 16:13). That’s a promise you can hold when you are abandoned.

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