Words of Grace – Rejoice

Joy is more than a feeling. It is a necessity. “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). We need strength of mind, emotion, and resolve. We need strengthened hope for today and tomorrow. We need strengthened confidence that our past will not come back to condemn us. We need strength to travel...

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Words of Grace – The Day After Easter

The day after Easter is when many people rest. Holidays can be full of activity. It’s also the day when many people ask, “What’s next?” We tend to live in anticipation of the next big event on the calendar. In the Christian life, the day after Easter is a reminder...

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Words of Grace – The Confession

Easter Sunday – The Confession “…at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 Thomas the disciple is known mostly for his doubt about...

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Words of Grace – His Lordship

Saturday – His Lordship “… and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God...

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Words of Grace – His Exaltation

Good Friday – His Exaltation “Therefore God has highly exalted him…”  Philippians 2:9 It was hard enough for those who followed Jesus to mentally and emotionally deal with his crucifixion. They certainly were not expecting his resurrection. But Jesus told them that both would happen. And he spoke of his crucifixion and...

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