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Jul
6

Cast your Care on your Caring God

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by Justin Huffman   The apostle Peter writes to hurting and persecuted Christian believers, who have been "scattered" from their homes and familiar surroundings, and tells them to cast all their anxieties on God knowing that God cares for them (1 Peter 5:7). This is not some puff piece, or academic lecture, or ... Continue

Jul
2

A stronghold in Time of Trouble

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    Psalm 37:39-40 39 But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble. 40 Yahweh helps them, and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, Because they have taken refuge in him. (WEB) When I think of a stronghold, I ... Continue

Jul
1

Your old life is in the past tense…

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    Ephesians 2:1-2 1 You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; (WEB) It is interesting ... Continue

Jun
30

All Things From the Father

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    John 16:15 All things whatever the Father has are mine; therefore I said that he takes of mine, and will declare it to you. (WEB) In today's Bible reading, Jesus is telling His disciples about the role of the soon coming Holy Spirit into their hearts. He tells them that the Spirit of ... Continue

Jun
3

How to Look like Light, Taste like Salt

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    Following the Beatitudes in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says to those who are willing to be persecuted "for my sake" that you "are the salt of the earth" and "the light of the world" (Matthew 5:13-14).   What does it mean, and how does it happen, that people look ... Continue

Jun
3

No longer strangers…

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    Ephesians 2:19-22 19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, 20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21 in whom the whole building, fitted ... Continue

Jun
2

Glorious King

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  It is appropriate to marvel at the incomprehensible condescension of the God-man Jesus. The Creator of the universe saw our need of a savior, took on our nature, and then took our place in order to pay the penalty for our sin. Christianity is the only world religion that makes ... Continue

Apr
15

Every Human is an Imager-Bearer

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  "Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein" (Genesis 9:6-7).   God knows that humans are fallen, broken creatures. Even as Noah steps off ... Continue

Apr
12

GOD Will Show You His Will – Life Principle 10

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By Charles F. Stanley   If necessary, God will move heaven and earth to show us His will. (2 Chronicles 20:12) God always wants the best for us, and He is committed to showing us how to follow the specific plan He has designed for each of our lives. He wants us to listen ... Continue

Jan
6

Biblical Signs of the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ

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    When Jesus Christ’s disciples asked Him about His return and the “end of the world” their focus was not on the physical end of the earth and its civilization per se. They had in mind the end of the age of man’s rule (the Greek word translated “world” is aion, ... Continue

Jan
6

JESUS CHRIST: The SON of GOD

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    John 1:1-2: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.   Have you ever heard someone deny that Jesus claimed to be God? Such a statement simply does not make sense. Repeatedly, Jesus placed Himself on equal footing with the ... Continue

Jan
4

Finding Jesus: Experiencing Jesus as Immanuel

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    [Jesus to the Christians in the church at Laodicea:] "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me"(Revelation 3:20).   Jesus longs to draw near to us and to be ... Continue

Jan
3

Knowing God Loves You

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  The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17 On this Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of our Savior. He came to earth with a ... Continue

Jan
2

Welcoming the Dawn of a New Year

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by Phil Ware on January 02, 2016     These are the words of thousands, even millions, of us who look at the New Year and worry if we're up to the changes that we say we want to make.   Fear of change, uncertainty about opportunities, and worry about the future steal more from us than thieves ... Continue

Jan
2

My Three-in-One New Year’s Resolution

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    by Steve Ridgell on December 31, 2015     I freely admit that my New Year’s Resolution this year is borrowed from someone else. I wanted a very simple goal for this year. I decided to select one thing and make it my 2016 focus. I found it in my Bible. It was stated by the ... Continue

Jan
2

The Spirit of Sonship

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    Galatians 4:3-7 3 So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental principles of the world. 4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law, 5 that he might redeem those who were under the ... Continue

Dec
26

The Best Gift to the One Who Loved Us Much

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    What we can possibly give to the One who loved us so much that He came and gave Himself for us?   This Christmas was summed up by God in these words: "God so loved the world that he gave".   Christ's Birth was God giving the hope of salvation to all who would ... Continue

Dec
24

The Savior of the world…

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      Matthew 1:18-21 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was like this; for after his mother, Mary, was engaged to Joseph, before they came together, she was found pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, intended ... Continue

Dec
13

Christ: The Center

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by Phil Ware   What's the big deal about baby Jesus and his birth? Ah... glad you asked. I want to answer that question in two parts. The first is to center things biblically. The second and the more touching part is the story itself.     The Advent, the coming of Jesus Christ to our world, ... Continue

Dec
13

The importance of Complaining to God

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    "I cried unto the LORD with my voice; With my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before him..." (Psalm 142:1-2).   Many Christians simply do not know how to talk to God. And we are particularly uncomfortable talking to God about our discontent, grief, ... Continue