John Niederhaus

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Practical Ways to Make Straight Paths

Devotional Word for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 The Bible is a very practical book. It is meant to be lived out in real life. Though it is filled with the most elevated thoughts about life, about how we should think about God, about notions of the good, the true, and

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Feeling Weary or Lost Heart

Devotional Word for Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Everyone knows about Hebrews chapter 11. It is the great chapter of the Hall of Fame for faithful folk, from Abel to Abraham to Moses to those who were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death

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Put on Forebearance

Devotional Word for Monday, May 4, 2020 Let’s think about two verses from Colossians 3 today, verses 12 and 13. Here’s how they read: 12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; 13bearing with one

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Semihomophonic Transformation

Devotional Word for Friday, May 1, 2020 The file on my computer in which I keep the texts for these talks I labelled Devotional Words. I try to have a different “word” each day, some basic insight that is helpful in our spiritual life. Words are fascinating. Today I want

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Love of God and Love of Truth

Devotional Word for Thursday, April 30, 2020 Let’s start off today with a devastating statement by the Lord Jesus. It’s found in John 5:42. Jesus is speaking with leaders of the Jewish community in Jerusalem. As He speaks with them, here is what He tells them He knows about them.

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God is at work in you

Devotional Word for Wednesday, April 29, 2020 This morning as I was praying, I was very encouraged by a passage of Scripture the Holy Spirit brought to my mind. It is Philippian 2:13. . . for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to

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Creation Mandate and Unanswered Prayer

Devotional Word for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 God made us humans to rule. It’s part of God’s will for us as humans. In Genesis 1:28 this is stated explicitly in what is known as the Dominion Mandate: Here’s what it says: God blessed them; and God said to them [i.e.

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The Lord’s Lovingkindness is Everlasting!

Devotional Word for Monday, April 27, 2020 What do you think of the coronavirus? How did it originate and spread? What is the best way to respond to it? How deadly do you consider it to be? How long should this lockdown continue? How long should social distancing be practiced?

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Hypostatic Union and Worship

Devotional Word for Friday, April 24, 2020 Yesterday we saw how Jesus is truly man and truly God. The theological term for that is Hypostatic Union. Two natures in one person. Each nature is complete. Each nature is distinct. And each nature remains distinct, they are not mixed together or

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Hypostatic Union…God Bless You!

Devotional Word for Thursday, April 23, 2020 A basic truth of Christianity is that Jesus of Nazareth is the Word of God, the Son of God. What I’ve just stated about Jesus is referred to theologically as the hypostatic union. That can be a bit off-putting, can’t it. What it

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