What Does Being Like Angels Have to Do With Marriage in Heaven?

What if, when Jesus said, “They neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in Heaven,” He was not denouncing any possibility of an enduring union between a man and a woman, but declaring that what the Saducees (and doubtless the Pharisees also) called 'marriage' had nothing to do with real …

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Job: Patience in Faith – Demanding the Goodness of God

God rewarded Job. For what? For speaking rightly of Him, while his companions had not spoken rightly of Him. Now in what did Job speak rightly of God? The writer of Hebrews commends to us the 'patience of Job'. In what was Job patient? Job certainly did not endure suffering without complaining about it, for …

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Call Me Blessed, for the Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me

“My soul exults in the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has had regard for the lowly state of His handmaid. From this day on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. His mercy is upon …

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Worship Belongs to the Little Children

“Out of the mouths of infants You have ordained praise for Yourself, because of the foe and the adversary.” “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” “Truly, truly I say to you, unless you receive the Kingdom of Heaven like …

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Celibacy, Hospitality, and Church Leadership

What is “Church Leadership?” What does it even mean? Why do so many (at least in Evangelical circles of various denominations) consider lifelong dedicated celibacy so lowly? Why is it something almost no one considers, while marriage is lauded everywhere? Why is it something no one sees and no one is encouraged to consider? Maybe …

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Heaven: To See the Face of God in Christ and Be Like Him

“I shall see Thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied when I awake after Thy likeness.” “Little children, it is not yet manifest what we shall be, but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” “Thou hast made them to be a …

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Loving Soldiers and All Men and Why Christians Cannot Go to War

We are made to love the Lord God with all our hearts, and to love our neighbors as our own selves. That means all of our neighbors – all fellow human beings are our neighbors, the children of Adam and Eve and our brothers and sisters, created in the image and likeness of God Himself, …

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What It Really Means to Take the Name of the Lord in Vain

“You shall not take the name of YHWH your God in vain.” “Father, hallowed be Your Name.” God is Holy. His Greatness – His Truth – His Love – His Goodness, all these call us to approach Him and to speak His Name with reverence and with joy, not flippantly, not carelessly, but meaning what …

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