It’s a tendency to see a prohibition as a limit on love. “I love you, but…” Michael Kelly points out that the prohibitions of God are not the limits of his love, but the expression of a care that flows from perfect love. He is not denying us, he is loving us. From Kelley’s article: …

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In a book of devotions drawn from the Gospel of Mark, Larry Parsley reflects on the observation that Jesus attracts the wrong sort of people, and sometimes some of us can forget that we’re the wrong sort of people too. Parsley concludes his devotion with a story that most pastors have experienced in one form …

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This short article on the song O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Michael Kelley has been published a couple of times on his blog and explains the biblical imagery used in the hymn that speak of longing fulfilled. We are longing for what only Jesus can bring, just as Israel was longing for centuries for …

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Churches can have all sorts of assumptions about what the people who visit or regularly attend them want, and then tailor themselves to meet that felt need. And then share the Gospel. Sort of a Jesus ‘bait and switch.’ This post doesn’t take issue with excellence, but makes a heartfelt observation about what is important. …

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From Jared Wilson. Jonathan Edwards says that in Christ we find an “admirable conjunction of diverse excellencies.” These diverse excellencies are the sunbeams of his magnificence, finding their unity in him, as they — though disparate — converge and emanate back out to reflect the imprinting of the nature of God. He is the Lion …

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The Border Watch called this article ‘Salvation Accomplished’. The idea was to cross the themes of Palm Sunday with thoughts about the public reaction to the recent death of former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser. News of the death of Malcolm Fraser has evoked a varied range of responses. In contrast to Gough Whitlam, who …

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