Category Archives: Kingdom Values

A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 4

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. Mark 16:1 Sabbath restrictions officially ended on Saturday evening around 6pm — technically it was after … Continue reading

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 2

The Gospel writers make it very clear: Jesus died when He gave up His spirit. He was unjustly tried and beaten, as we discussed last week; but He died in the precise manner and at the precise moment that aligned … Continue reading

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 1

Police officers in Oregon recently responded after a woman reported that a burglar was locked in her bathroom. She had come home and heard some strange sounds coming from her bathroom. As she cautiously approached the bathroom, she could see … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 4

Everything about the ministry of Jesus reflects the Kingdom of God. That means everything about the ministry of the church should also reflect the Kingdom of God. The church is to be an outpost of the Kingdom. That means our … Continue reading

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A New Day: You Shall Go Out in Joy, Part 2

Here’s the good news: God offers us the “something more” our souls are seeking. He offers that which truly satisfies the soul. From our text in Isaiah 55, God says, Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good… Incline … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Strength, Part 3

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted… Isaiah 40:30 No matter our physical strength, it eventually wears out. Even for the young and energetic, our own resources and capacities are limited. We grow old, … Continue reading

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A New Day: Comfort in God’s Word, Part 2

God tells Isaiah to speak to the heart, so I think we should hear these words at a heart level, too. So let me ask you a question: What kind of person do you want to become? There is a … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Gift, Part 3

Isaiah sees that God is giving us the most precious gift of all. He is becoming one of us so that we can become one with Him. He says, to us a son is given and he goes on to … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Gift, Part 1

When Owen and Caroline Williams moved into their home in 2015, they quickly befriended their next door neighbor, an elderly widower named Ken Watson. When their daughter, Cadi, came along the next year, Ken doted on her as if she … Continue reading

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A New Day: New Jerusalem, Part 3

In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in … Continue reading

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