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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
September 7th, 2022
           John’s gospel presents a portrait of Jesus that is different from the first three gospel accounts.  John opened with a recognition of the eternal nature of Jesus and the embodiment of God i...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
September 6th, 2022
           We know Luke in two ways—as a physician and as a Scripture writer.  He was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the gospel known by his name and the book of Acts.  Indeed, some people consi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, September 1, 2022
September 1st, 2022
              Mark is likely the earliest of the four gospels.  This gospel was also a source for both Matthew and Luke.  Together, the first three gospels are often called the synoptic gospels becaus...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022
             In Leviticus 16, we read God’s instructions to Moses concerning atonement for the sins of the people of Israel.  In these instructions, we find reference to “the scapegoat.”  This express...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022
April 6th, 2022
          In chapter nine of his gospel, Luke recorded Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand.  The actual number was likely even higher because Luke 9:14 recorded that the number five thousand represent...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, March 14, 2022
March 14th, 2022
          People are often eager to engage in conversations about the end of time, the last days and the return of Jesus.  Certainly, matters like these are important for anyone to consider and to tak...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, March 7, 2022
March 7th, 2022
       “One thing you lack.”  Those four words can sound rather haunting or biting.  When we first hear those words, they can easily rub us the wrong way and leave us feeling angry or seething.  But c...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
March 2nd, 2022
           I read a statistic recently that suggested the diet management and healthy eating industry in America is about $200 billion in annual revenue.  That is a lot of money and a lot of interest....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, February 28, 2022
February 28th, 2022
            Cling is a good biblical word.  Do you cling to anything?  Do you cling to anyone?  Often, we speak of clinging to God and especially during difficult and demanding times where we are runn...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
February 10th, 2022
           Occasionally, it can be fun to think about the particulars of the Bible...how many books, how many verses, how many chapters, favorite verses, favorite books, the longest verse and the shor...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
January 26th, 2022
            Transfiguration is a big, big word.  It is also a Bible word.  We find the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration in Matthew 17 (and also in Mark 9 and Luke 9).  The backstory goes like this.  Je...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
January 19th, 2022
          In Ruth’s story, we meet a man named Boaz who would become her husband.  His name meant “quickness.”  He introduced us to an intriguing role known as a “kinsman-redeemer.”  We likely do not ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
January 12th, 2022
          The greatest sermon ever preached was Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7.  It would not take long to read all three chapters.  It would take consider-able time, however, to refl...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, January 10, 2022
January 10th, 2022
         In Matthew 8:18-22, Jesus spoke about the cost of following Him.  To be a disciple of Christ is not easy.  The pathway for following Jesus can be long and rigorous.  Consider Jesus’ words, “W...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, December 16, 2021
December 16th, 2021
           There is a poem or writing that I always enjoy this time of year.  Each Advent season, I return to the words of Dr. James Allan Francis who wrote “One Solitary Life.”  This poem is Dr. Fran...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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