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Author: Judson McCawl

The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

“We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him” — Matthew 2:2 Right from the outset God gave stars as a means for navigation (Genesis 1:14). Here again, a star led the wise men to Bethlehem where the new-born King of the Jews,  Jesus, was cradled in a manger. Man, however, has not just used the stars for navigation but began using them for guidance, and today millions of people are being influenced by stars. There…

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The LORD our Champion

The LORD our Champion

“If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say” – Psalm 124:1 How often is a team’s confidence boosted by a lone player of stature and strength? They rely on that person to make the difference and win the game. On the field of play [or battle], the team looks to him and when he is upbeat, they are upbeat; when he is downcast, they are downcast. They look to him for inspiration,…

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Law and Grace Book Series Giveaway – July 2023

Law and Grace Book Series Giveaway – July 2023

All four of my books in the Law and Grace series will be available for free (in eBook format) from Smashwords for the entire month of July 2023. Smashwords run their Annual Summer/Winter Sale from July 01 to July 31, and this year I’ve opted in, not just with a discount but as a free offering. You can click on the book images immediately below to go directly to the Smashwords book pages:   If you haven’t yet got your…

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Leaving the Secret Things to God

Leaving the Secret Things to God

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God” – Deuteronomy 29:29 One of the greatest aspects about man is his inquisitiveness. At the same time, one of his greatest failures is the very same. Man needs to discern when his questioning and desire for knowledge falls within the bounds of wisdom. If man truly applied himself diligently on obtaining wisdom, knowledge and insight within the borders of godliness, he would find himself walking not only in contentment but also…

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All Things New – A New Year’s Message For Unbelievers

All Things New – A New Year’s Message For Unbelievers

Adapated from A New Year in Christ (published December 31, 2018) “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” —    2 Corinthians 5:17 New Year, a wonder for many! Its arrival is often long awaited, as though it contains a health-giving quality that was non-existent in the year about to be cast into oblivion. As the past morphs into the future when the clock hands…

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Jesus Our Sure Foundation

Jesus Our Sure Foundation

“He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defence; I shall not be moved” – Psalm 62:6 Upon what foundation does Jesus tell us the wise man builds his house? And why does He tell us this? Because when the rain descends and the floods come up, and when the winds blow and beat on that house, it will not fall – for it was founded on the rock. But what constitutes the rock? Is it not…

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Testing Through Another’s Trial

Testing Through Another’s Trial

“Yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also” – Luke 2:35 The incarnation of Jesus Christ, God the Son, was profound. What was another great wonder was the Crucifixion, for although the Jews were waiting for their Messiah, they were not expecting a suffering servant but a conquering King, despite the revelation contained in Scripture. The scene played true to their expectation – the angel Gabriel declaring to Mary that Jesus would be great, called the Son of…

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A Biblical perspective on a Christian’s Trials

A Biblical perspective on a Christian’s Trials

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials” – James 1:2 One of the hardest aspects about Scripture is that it so often contradicts human nature. Its principles and practises are sometimes tougher than cowhide to digest, and nothing other than the power of the Holy Spirit working in us will prevent us from choking on it. It is contrary to nature to desire pain; it is contrary to nature to desire trouble; it is contrary…

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