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Held Hostage

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 13, 2020 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Acts 23-25

 

My heart burst with excitement as I watched it happen on TV! God was at work! It was impossible to escape the passion of the speaker. Neither I, nor those held hostage in his presence, could change the situation in order to avoid the gospel.

 

In the book of Acts we read of a similar situation. A man impassioned by his relationship with Jesus Christ gave it all he had. Paul was b...

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Eternity

Posted by kelvinbueckert on January 5, 2020 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 93

 

“The Lord Reigns! He is robed in majesty….and is armed with strength……Your throne is from long ago; You are from all eternity!” (:1-2)

Where and what is eternity? Those who read the New Testament are probably more familiar with the word eternal….God is eternal and longs to give us eternal life. To be completely accurate, we can never be eternal, though we may...

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Advent

Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wikipedia describes Advent as “a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming". Advent is not a word to be found in the Bible, but was designed by the early church to signify a momentous Biblical truth. The LORD Jesus has come. Why was this so significant?

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Immanuel

Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 22, 2019 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 1:18-23

 

Our Lord Jesus had many names, Immanuel being one of them. It means ‘God with us’. Most frequently remembered as a name from Isaiah’s prophecy, we sing songs about Immanuel at Christmas time. Matthew records the fulfillment of this prophecy (Matthew 1:23) .

 

Dr. Richard Bucher has found over 100 names and titles given to Jesus throughout scripture. Each on...

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 15, 2019 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the earth

Creation was silent, awaiting a birth.

The stars were all hung in the sky with great care

In hope that Christ Jesus soon would be there.

Bethlehem was quiet, all nestled in sleep

Unaware of the promise God said He would keep.

And angels in heaven we...

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What Christmas Means to Me

Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Angels pronouncing God’s ‘Joy’ to the world! Luke 2:10

Miracles from our mysterious God! Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:34-35

A woman recognizing her Saviour. Luke 1:46-47

Prophecy fulfilled in time and space. Genesis 12:3, Micah 5:2

Immanuel: God taking on a physical body. Matthew 1:23

The Babe - manna in a manger, Bread of Li...

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Pondering the Puzzle!

Posted by kelvinbueckert on December 1, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Isaiah 7:9-23

 

One of my favourite hobbies is doing jigsaw puzzles. I have friends who share this interest, so now family and friends have some exquisite scenery lining their walls, over which many happy hours were spent. What makes it so interesting? Tiny bits and pieces require minute examination to see if patterns and colours will match. It is so satisfying when the strangest shapes suddenly fall into place!

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A Challenge For Today

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 24, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ezekiel 33


Recently the news media made us aware of child abuse taking place in another country where young girls are “married” according to the rules of their religion, for short periods of time. Essentially this was one way of covering sexual abuse that is becoming increasingly more prevalent, in a place where poverty makes girls helpless victims as young as the age of 9.

 

One g...

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Journey Through Darkness

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 17, 2019 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Jonah 2

 

Do you remember being afraid of the dark? How many little children express fear of the dark? As adults can we identify with those fears? Dark moments in adult life may look different from the physical darkness that envelopes the imaginations of little kids, but they are just as real, none-the-less.

 

The Bible tells us of one man who experienced darkness physically and spiritually. H...

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The Triumph of Mercy

Posted by kelvinbueckert on November 10, 2019 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

James 2:8-13

 

Our Ladies are studying the book of James. We’ve probably read it many times, but there is still much to learn! A little phrase suddenly jumped out at me “Mercy triumphs over judgment!” (2:13). First of all we need to understand what judgment looks like.

 

In our world today people are tweeting about their personal observations, so often from the bias of critici...

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