Today’s Walk in the Word

The Way It Was and the Way It Is

By Joe Barnett / April 9, 2021 / Comments Off on The Way It Was and the Way It Is

Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.                      —Ephesians 4:24 My good friend Allen Isbell wrote the following, which strikes a chord with us grayheads. We were born before television, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic, contact lenses, […]

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Be Faithful Regardless

By Joe Barnett / April 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Be Faithful Regardless

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.                    —Hebrews 11:1 Sometimes God gives us immediate victory. Sometimes he doesn’t. Hebrews 11:32–35a names some people of faith who were triumphant in this life. Then 11:35b–38 notes some of […]

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All is Well

By Joe Barnett / April 7, 2021 / Comments Off on All is Well

He is not here; he has risen.               —Matthew 28:6 Nuclear weapons in hostile hands scare the daylights out of us. Internet predators give us the willies. Superbugs that thumb their noses at antibiotics put us on edge. But the resurrection of Jesus tells us that in the long […]

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Nothing to Fear

By Joe Barnett / April 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Nothing to Fear

We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard                   —Acts 4:20 Acts 4 finds Peter and John before the Sanhedrin, being ordered to quit talking about Jesus. “With all due respect, sirs, that isn’t going to happen. You crucified him, but God raised him […]

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From Fleeting to Forever

By Joe Barnett / April 5, 2021 / Comments Off on From Fleeting to Forever

This is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.        —1 John 2:25 Early Sunday morning, following Friday’s crucifixion, grieving women trudged to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus. The tomb was empty. “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” an angel asked. “He is not here; […]

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He Lives, and So Will We

By Joe Barnett / April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on He Lives, and So Will We

Christ has indeed been raised from the dead.                      —1 Corinthians 15:20 (I am allotting today’s space to words from the apostle Paul.) If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our […]

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Alive Forever

By Joe Barnett / April 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Alive Forever

Because I live, you also will live.                      —John 14:19 When Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it,” he was pointing to his resurrection. He would soon be crucified, and the gates of hades [the gates of […]

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Eternal Life is Real

By Joe Barnett / March 31, 2021 / Comments Off on Eternal Life is Real

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life. —John 3:36 Jesus is the resurrection and the life, and those who believe in him, even though they die, will live again (Jn 11:25). In Daniel Silva’s novel, The Other Woman, Alistair Hughes, an American falsely accused of spying, is murdered. At the gravesite, his colleague Arthur […]

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The Good News

By Joe Barnett / March 30, 2021 / Comments Off on The Good News

Go into all the world and preach the good news.          —Mark 16:15 What is the good news? Is it that God is a loving Father, not a hostile deity? Or that God’s grace, accepted by faith, brings his gift of salvation? Or that we get to go to heaven when we […]

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The Next to the Last Chapter

By Joe Barnett / March 29, 2021 / Comments Off on The Next to the Last Chapter

Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.                  —John 11:25 In a commencement address at Stanford University, the late Steve Jobs said, “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.” Many people […]

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