References to: Speaking of Life

Messianic Secret

Joseph Tkach

Messianic Secret

Jesus once healed a man of leprosy and then strongly warned him not to tell anyone about it. Why?

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Jesus once healed a man of leprosy and then strongly warned him not to tell anyone about it. But instead of keeping it secret, the man went right out and began speaking freely, telling everyone who would listen.

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Deliverance From Oppression

Joseph Tkach

Deliverance From Oppression

The prophet Isaiah foretold the ministry of Jesus, and his words continue to ring true as faithful Christians commit themselves to letting Jesus live in them.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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See our article about Black History Month here.

We owe the celebration of Black History Month, and more importantly, the study of black history, to Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Born in 1875 in Buckingham County, Virginia, Woodson spent his childhood working in the Kentucky coalmines. He entered high school at the age of 20 and taught elementary school for two years after his graduation. He later studied at Berea College, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University, receiving a Ph.D. degree from Harvard in 1912.

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Unlimited Mercy

Joseph Tkach

Unlimited Mercy

In Jesus’ day, Pharisees were devoted religious people who were standing against the growing tide of liberalism and compromise.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Jesus once told a parable about two kinds of people who went to the temple to pray. One of them was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. Most Christians are familiar with the parable, but without re-reading it, very few would likely remember the reason Luke gave for Jesus telling it. We find the story in Luke 18:9-14:

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God Is Faithful

Joseph Tkach

God Is Faithful

Our relationship with God is not a business transaction in which we do something for God, and then he will be good to us

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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There is a myth that if people really trusted God for healing, they would in fact be healed. When people who believe that myth aren’t healed, they feel guilty. They look for the supposed “secret sin” that is keeping them from being healed.

Christian friends and family may tell them they need to pray that God will show them their sins so that he can heal them. They might tell the sick person that he or she needs more faith, and prescribe more prayer and Bible study and fasting as the way to get God to heal them.

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Is God Mad at Haiti?

Joseph Tkach

Is God Mad at Haiti?

Some people use tragedy as an opportunity to condemn the victims. They say that God used earthquakes to punish Haiti for its sins.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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See our articles on Haiti: Will my homeland live again? Haiti - help and hope, and Where was God?

The devastating earthquakes in Haiti have evoked a massive outpouring of support from around the world. In the face of tragedy, many hearts have opened, pouring out the love of God toward those in need. But there are others who use tragedy as an opportunity to condemn the victims.

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Another Look at Repentance

Joseph Tkach

Another Look at Repentance

Repentance is simply not about a new and improved you and me. It’s a change in how we think about God and about ourselves.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Repentance is a cornerstone of Christian life, yet when it is misunderstood – as it often is – it can cause Christians to live with needless fear and doubt about their relationship with God.

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Appearances

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Appearances

Things are not always as they appear. That was certainly the case with Jesus.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Things are not always as they appear. That was certainly the case with Jesus. The crowds saw a miracle-worker, a remarkable man of God who could heal their diseases. They came from all over the region to see him and hear him speak and to be healed. Sometimes the crowds were so thick that Jesus had a boat ready in case they pressed him into the Sea of Galilee.

After a long day of hearing Jesus teach and heal the sick, the people would go home. They would go back to their families and their jobs and life would return to normal.

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Who's to Blame?

Joseph Tkach

Who's to Blame?

A few years ago the movie The Passion of the Christ sparked renewed debate over whether Jews should be held responsible for the death of Jesus.

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Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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A few years ago the movie The Passion of the Christ sparked renewed debate over whether Jews should be held responsible for the death of Jesus. Sadly, from the days of the first century there have been professing Christians who have promoted the idea that Jews should be punished for Jesus’ crucifixion.

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Light and Glory

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Light and Glory

More than 2,000 years ago, a devout old man named Simeon lived in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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In the days when Jesus was born in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, there was a devout old man called Simeon living in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit had revealed to Simeon that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

Luke 2:27 tells us that the Spirit led Simeon into the temple courts on the very day that Jesus’ parents brought in the infant Jesus to fulfill the requirements of the law of Moses.

When Simeon saw the baby, he took it in his arms and praised God, saying:

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Awe-Inspiring

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Awe-Inspiring

On Christmas Eve, 1988, Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell said, "The vast loneliness [of space] is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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On Christmas Eve, 1988, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders were broadcast live on American television. As they displayed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from Apollo 8, Command module pilot Jim Lovell said, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth."

They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the first 10 verses of the book of Genesis.

Lunar module pilot William Anders said:

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