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Oswald Chambers’ Bible: Clippings, Quotes and Outlines

I turned the pages of Oswald Chambers‘ Bible several years ago at Wheaton College’s Special Collection Library. A black leather  Bible he bequeathed to his student Eva Spink prior to leaving for World War I in Egypt,  Oswald’s King James Version was well worn. (Eva treasured the gift the rest of her life. It wasn’t his only […]

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Jesus’ Ministry During Holy Week

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Jesus’ ministry during the final week of his life was directed at one group of people in particular. Can you think which group it was? Here’s a hint: He didn’t come to condemn, He came to save the world. (John 3:17) Jesus’ ministry to those who hated him. A close examination of that final week […]

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Is Humility Good for the Soul?

Humility is good for my soul, thank you very much. How about yours? I get lots of practice being humble–when I’m not vexed, frustrated or calling for my engineer husband. My Bible study ladies have been laughing at me lately as, each Tuesday morning, I’ve tried to follow directions for the DVD player and the […]

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Giving Up Sin for Lent

Giving up sin for Lent sounds like a great idea, but is it possible? No. Romans 3:23 tells why: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” All have sinned–or fallen short of the mark of what and who God created us to be in our lives. Jesus and temptation to […]

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What Motivated Job’s Friends?

Job’s friends is often a derogatory term for people whose attempts to console make a sufferer feel worse. I’ve been one, I’ve had Job’s friends in my life and I’ve observed them frequently in the wild. They mean well but, like so many in our American generation, they don’t really know how to comfort well. […]

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