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Exposition of Daniel 3:1–12 A deadly test of loyalty

Daniel 3:1–12 1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 2:17–36a Words to heaven and from heaven

Daniel 2:17–36a 17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15:1–2 The place to take your stand

1 Corinthians 15:1–2 1 Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. 2 By this gospel you are saved, if you … Continue reading

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Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:8–11 Gifts point to the Spirit, not to us

1 Corinthians 12:8–11 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 5:18–19 Jesus used obedience to bring righteousness

We have said more than once that faith is an acceptant response to what God has said and done. Since God has said a lot about what he expects of us, including many explicit commands, it is obvious that obedience … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:23–25 Abraham believed to show us how

If we were talking about receiving old treasure — Spanish gold doubloons, say — you would snatch them up in an instant! How is it that old words — from God, say — do not produce a similarly enthusiastic reaction? … Continue reading

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Exposition of Romans 4:20–22 In all, get on God’s page!

Dallas Cowboys football fans share some common experiences. One occurs when quarterback Tony Romo throws a deep-out to the sideline only to have the pass receiver cut sharply away toward the center of the football field. Then we hear the … Continue reading

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