Category Archives: HIS Story: Man’s Rescue

August 3 – His story: Man’s rescue – Today?

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Almost eight years ago I wrote: “The fact that I am actually writing these thoughts on October 22, 2011 is significant…and, for some, shocking.  Maybe you are aware of it, but a radio preacher had predicted that the … Continue reading

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August 2 – His story: Man’s rescue – Love lived out

Read Philemon 1-25 Two very different men imprisoned for two very different reasons found themselves next to each other in the same prison.  One, Onesimus the slave, was there for a crime committed against his master, Philemon.  The other, Paul the Apostle, … Continue reading

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August 1 – His story: Man’s rescue – The body…everybody needs one

Read Ephesians 4:1-16 A body.    “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci That is one of several different biblical illustrations used to help readers understand the nature of the church.  As we saw yesterday, this “body” is intimately tied to a … Continue reading

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July 31 – His story: Man’s rescue – The Church…Alpha and Omega of the Mission

Read Acts 13:1-14:28 The local church is at the core of God’s rescue mission of man.  Tom Julien, former director of Grace Brethren International Missions, describes the church and the mission in marital terms…they dare not be separated! That reality is portrayed … Continue reading

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July 30 – His story: Man’s rescue – For all mankind

Read Acts 10:1-48 I imagine the anticipation was no less than pure excitement mixed with utter anxiety about exactly how God could bring a Jewish man into a Roman home and call it good. It turned out to be quite the … Continue reading

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July 29 – His story: Man’s rescue – HIS story continues

Read Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1:1-11 HIS story did not end in defeat with the death of Jesus.  HIS story did not end on the victorious note of the resurrection of Jesus.  And, though His ascension seems like a fitting finale to the work of … Continue reading

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July 28 – His story: Man’s rescue – Is three days too long?

Read Luke 24:1-53 You have probably heard some great stories of rescue through resuscitation.  Some people that flat lined were brought back by CPR.  In other instances, a defibrillator jump started life all over again.  Time is critical when that happens.  I have heard of … Continue reading

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