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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

UNCLAIMED GUILT

Someone once wryly described guilt as "the gift that keeps on giving." We can attempt to alleviate our guilt with rationalization, activity, and the passage of time, but nothing changes the fact that sin not dealt with by God lives forever. We can rename it, bury it, ignore it, or try to explain it away, but the bottom line is that sin--and the guilt that accompanies it--never dies until God gets hold of it. Until He does, we can expect to see our same t...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. -  1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Change and personal improvement are bywords of our day. Laws and rules are methods some try to produce transformation. But in Jesus Christ, change is guaranteed to occur. It’s the differen...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser." - John 15:1

How does a stingy person become generous, a fiery-tempered individual cool, and a proud person humble? We could visit the self-help section of a book store, and survey titles offering personal transformation through 10 steps or two, 18 principles or perhaps 12. The “spirituality” section offers the latest change techniques from gurus made famous on pop TV. But Jesus puts it simply. If...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

John 14:6

Among those who believe all roads lead to Heaven are Mr. Relativist, Mr. Pluralist and Mr. Universalist. The relativist says there is no absolute truth, the pluralist argues that all truths are equally absolute and the universalist thinks it doesn’t matter because it’s all going to work out. Jesus says there’s only way to the Father--th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

"I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?" -John 11:25-26

In Greek, bios refers often in the Bible to structural life, existence in space and time. It is temporary. Zoe frequently expresses the God-quality of life, eternal and pure. Bios is finite--limited. Zoe is infinite--unbounded by space and time. Our bios structures are intended as the ...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

“... do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, ' I am the Son of God'? - John 10:36

Jesus, the Son, promises us sonship. Jesus is the “only begotten” of the Father, meaning He is the only one dressed in human flesh who was directly sired by the Father. Yet Jesus Christ is fully God, eternal with the Father. Because He is the only Son, all the Father’s treasures belong to H...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." -John 8:12

Deacon Stephen looked up at Heaven and saw the glory of God as stones battered the life from him. Pharisee Saul, who cheered Stephen’s death, looked up into Heaven on the Damascus Road, and was plunged into the darkness of blindness. One man looked into the Light and saw; the other gazed into the brilliance, and couldn’t see. So...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. -John 6:35

The best humans could do until Jesus came was, like Solomon in Ecclesiastes, lament their hunger and look forward to a feast. And when the banquet table was set, many couldn’t believe the bounty and passed it by. Religious people always say that grace is too good to be true. They have to bring something to the table--cere...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“... for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment."

Luke 22:37

There is a progressiveness to all the prophecies leading to Jesus Christ. In Genesis, God promises the One who will crush the serpent’s head will be of the human race. Through Abraham, God identifies the nation through which Messiah will come. God shows Jacob the tribe, Judah. In His promises to David, God reveals the Deliverer’s family line. Through Micah, God indicates th...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. -Isaiah 53:6

I don’t particularly like sheep. I never heard of one being strong or doing anything heroic. Some prefer the ancient Greek humanist idea that sinning shows courage to rebel against the gods. Sin is a fall uphill, they think. But sin actually is a deadly plunge, and ignoring it leads to death. Sin is rebel...

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