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  • Gospel Meditations on Thanksgiving

    Take a mental Thanksgiving snapshot. What does it look like? For me, it’s a cornucopia overflowing with vegetables (although I’m an unabashed carnivore). It’s the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, complete with its giant, inflatable, pilgrim-duds-wearing turkey. It’s NFL games featuring the Lions and Cowboys, always. It’s family and way too much food, both of which […]

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  • Gospel Meditations for Voters

    (Available to download as a FREE handout.) “There is no authority except from God.” Romans 13:1 (read also Romans 13:1–7) Election day is upon us. I hope you will vote. It’s proper for Christian citizens to exercise the rights of citizenship (as Paul did in Acts 16:37– 39; 21:39; 22:25–29; 25:10–11). So vote! And vote in […]

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  • The Virtue of Gentleness

    This reading by Chris Anderson comes from Gospel Meditations for Fathers (Day 16), but it’s fitting for all Christians—perhaps especially church leaders—as we try to emerge from quarantine with our varied opinions, consciences, and fears. Read Matthew 11:25–12:21  “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy […]

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  • “I Scarce Can Take It In”

    We just introduced Gospel Meditations on Creation (available now to order). Here is a preview of Day 3 from Chris Anderson. Read John 19:1–30  “There was darkness over all the land.” (Matthew 27:45) For some, the topic of creation is a call to arms—a war with atheism, evolution, humanism, or even science. That’s not my […]

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  • Fighting for Joy in Times of Trouble

    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Word nerds everywhere are grateful to Inigo Montoya for this profound statement. People use words they don’t understand all the time. Simple words, even. Joy is one of those, I think. Christians speak, sing, and pray about joy. Good! But what […]

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  • God Is Always Good

    In these difficult times, we wanted to share an article that we thought would be particularly encouraging (and challenging). This is Day 1 from our devotional Gospel Meditations for the Hurting by Chris Anderson and Joe Tyrpak. We pray that it will minister God’s grace to you today! Read Psalm 100. “For the Lord is […]

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  • Succinct, Stirring, Christ-Saturated Theology: “He Will Hold Me Fast”

    Matt Merker’s “He Will Hold Me Fast” has quickly become a beloved hymn of Christ’s church. It’s so encouraging, so soothing, so hope-building. And because of Matt’s exceptional writing, it’s so Christ-filled. The first two stanzas of the song were written by Ada Habershon, a friend of Charles Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, Ira Sankey, and […]

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  • God Has Spoken

    So far, Church Works Media has published over 50 hymns and songs. Some are more familiar, some less. One of my favorites is still kind of unknown: “God Has Spoken.” Scripture describes several ways in which God has revealed Himself to humanity. This hymn highlights 3 of them, noting the crescendo from general revelation to special […]

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  • Wise Men: Gentiles Who Sought the Savior

    I love nativity scenes. My family has several, from a porcelain “Avon” series to a colorful “Cracker Barrel” collection, to an unbreakable “Little People” set made for little hands. None of it is fine art, but it wouldn’t feel quite like Christmas without it. At our house, we usually put the wise men across the […]

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  • Angels: God’s Faithful and Former Messengers

    You could argue that everybody but Jesus is an “extra” in the Christmas story. The narrative of the incarnation has but one Hero. But that’s not to say that those with supporting roles were chosen at random. No, every detail of Christ’s coming was significant, from the lowly shepherds (“Nobody and Everybody,” as we considered […]

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