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Easter: A New World, A New You

The new perspective – Theological Truth – of Easter is not only that Jesus is alive, but that the New Creation has begun, and we are newly created in Christ.

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MY FATHER’S MEMORIAL, A. Leslie Parrott

I watched the Memorial Service for Billy Grahm at noon today.  I found the service moving so appropriate.  I also found that watching Rev. Grahm’s service took me back to the Memorial Service for my Dad, Dr. A. Leslie Parrott, past president of Olivet Nazarene University.  I found my remaks

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Holy Listening Video Series

    I invite you to enjoy a short VIDEO BOOK I just completed entitled, “HOLY LISTENING.” Each chapter is 6-8 minutes long. You can watch the entire video book in less than 45 minutes. You may also wish to use each chapter as a daily devotion. Holy listening is

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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