Mark L. Hitchcock

The Restorer

What I did not steal, I then have to restore. (Psalm 69:4, NASB) Some years ago, Lieutenant Lloyd Prescott, a deputy of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department, was conducting a class for police officers at the Salt Lake City Library. When he saw a gunman take eighteen people hostage and lead them into a …

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First Responders

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (Matthew 2:11, NIV) Matthew 2 shows the first responses to the arrival of Jesus on earth. The three responses in this chapter are instructive, because they’re the same ones we see today. The initial response was …

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The Right Time

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law. (Galatians 4:4, NASB) The fall of 1988 was the most challenging period of my life. My wife, Cheryl, and I moved from Oklahoma City to Dallas to attend DTS. I was thrilled to study God’s …

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God with Us

…our God and Savior, Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:1, NASB) The one name or title of Jesus that eclipses all others is the transcendent monosyllable—GOD. Jesus is God. This is the crux of Christmas and Christianity. Undiminished deity was joined forever with unfallen humanity. As someone has profoundly said, “He who made man was made …

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The Best of All

“‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, was a tireless servant of God. During his world-changing ministry in England, he planted churches, established orphanages, opposed slavery, authored books, and trained …

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God

“…our God and Savior, Jesus Christ…” (2 Peter 1:1, NASB). The one name or title of Jesus that eclipses all others is the transcendent monosyllable—GOD. Jesus is God. This is the crux of Christmas and Christianity. Undiminished deity was joined forever with unfallen humanity. As someone has profoundly said, “He who made man was made …

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The Living Door

“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved” (John 10:9, NASB). G. Campbell Morgan was a well-known Bible teacher from Great Britain who traveled to the United States a number of times. One of his trips was made on a ship with George Adam Smith, a great Old Testament scholar. …

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