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Peter and the Hour of Prayer

Peter delivers a powerful sermon at just the right time and in just the right way.

Peter and the Hour of Prayer

Peter delivers a powerful sermon at just the right time and in just the right way.

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In Acts 3 Luke records how Peter and John, while on their way up to the Temple, met a man who had been lame from birth. Though money was what this beggar was expecting from them, on this day he received the unexpected. Simon Peter, under the influence of the
The Gospel No One Knows.

Our faith is left of three–––mystery, humility, majesty.

The Gospel No One Knows.

Our faith is left of three–––mystery, humility, majesty.

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At the crux of Christian faith is mystery—the God-man, the incarnation, the Word in flesh, clothed in sin yet was not. It is a mystery that surpasses all understanding yet brings peace. (Philippians 4:6) It sets a boundary line for knowledge yet pours out wisdom. (Job 11:7) It buries empathy
The Curse on a Cross

Why did Jesus die in the manner He did?

The Curse on a Cross

Why did Jesus die in the manner He did?

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Isaiah 53, which is undoubtedly the most controversial passage in Judaism, contains some of the most stunning prophecies about the Messiah. For example, regarding this Saviour, Isaiah 53:5 declares: “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us
Freedom Fighters

Have Evangelicals forgotten what freedom truly means?

Freedom Fighters

Have Evangelicals forgotten what freedom truly means?

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Freedom cannot be measured. Equality cannot be weighed. Justice cannot be found wanting. Such priceless virtues of a Christian conscience are, indeed, pillars of democracy, political expressions shadowing a spiritual reality, a reflection of God’s impartiality toward all people (Matthew 5:43-48). While I maintain the necessity of these virtues for
Synagogues

What was the role and purpose of synagogues during the Second Temple Period?

Synagogues

What was the role and purpose of synagogues during the Second Temple Period?

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All around the world synagogues are an integral part of Judaism. From the Greek meaning “place of assembly”, the synagogue today is referred to as a house of prayer (bet ha-tefilla), house of assembly (bet ha-kneset), house of study (bet ha-midrash), and in some cases even temple[1]. While this institution’s