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The Exile’s Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 A favorite verse to share, this promise is not a spiritual good luck charm or promise of prosperity. Rather, it is the weary exile’s hope for a future rooted in the faithful promises of God.

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God’s Ultimate Glory

John 11:1-44 Jesus’ miracles are meant to reveal to us the glory of God and the glory of Christ. The raising of Lazarus reveals God’s glory in three ways: in the delayed relief of human suffering, in the promise of new life, and in the ultimate revelation of Christ in the gospel.

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Behind a Frowning Providence – Psalm 44

Psalm 44 Psalm 44 helps us orient our response to tragedy and uncertainty in a Godward direction. When faced with trial and honest frustration, how do we avoid the hope-blindness of distrust in God’s covenant faithfulness? By reminding ourselves of the inseparable love of God toward us in Christ Jesus his Son.

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Strength in the Suffering Pilgrimage of God’s Elect

1 Peter 5 As the Apostle Peter closes out his first letter, he reminds his readers of the source of their strength during their suffering-filled exile — their salvation. The gifts God gives the church, such as elders, are aids in the long journey home.