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Lighten Your Parental Load

© Marcelo A. Tolopilo Deuteronomy 6:1-9 is clearly the most important text in the whole of scripture on mentoring our children in the ways of the Lord. As I talk to parents and grandparents about this very issue, surprisingly I find that fear, guilt, and anxiety are often unwelcome intruders into their hearts regarding the…
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Our Magnificent Union with the Son of God

Intimately Knit to Jesus Christ What words can adequately describe a believer’s union to the Lord Jesus. As I began to write this article, I asked myself that very question. I grasped and grasped for the appropriate adjectives. Words like “comforting,” “joyous,” “amazing” and others like them came to mind, each one accurate yet all…
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The Riches of Our Union with Christ

“Are you kidding me?! This can’t be! Wait a minute.” I reread the winning numbers to myself, “It is true!” I clamored and took off running to the platform yelling “I got it! I got it! I got it!” wildly waiving my ticket in the air. I was nine years old, and I had won…
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A Jew Times Two

by Marcelo A. Tolopilo© Recently I was asked by my home church to preach a two week series on Isaiah 52:13–15, 53:1–12 (Isaiah’s Fourth Servant Song). In doing so, I spent quite a bit of time reading about Jewish history surrounding Isaiah’s composition, rabbinical thought regarding the Fourth Servant Song, as well some fascinating commentary…
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