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NT Fire Starters – Day 283: Colossians 4:2-18

READ: Colossians 4:2-18 THINK: Have you ever prayed for God’s direction, then waited…and waited–seemingly with no…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 282: Colossians 3:1-4:1

READ: Colossians 3:1–4:1 THINK: What’s the focus of your life? What are you known for? What are your highest priorities? What…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 281: Colossians 2:6-23

READ: Colossians 2:6-23 THINK: Educated people are often convinced that knowledge brings freedom and enlightenment. But this is the case…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 280: Colossians 1:24-2:5

READ: Colossians 1:24–2:5 THINK: Bank tellers and others who frequently handle money are typically taught to recognize counterfeit…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 279: Colossians 1:1-23

READ: Colossians 1:1-23 THINK: Imagine you went to the mall and did a survey asking “Who is Jesus, and what is He all about?”…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 278: Philippians 4:4-23

READ: Philippians 4:4-23 THINK: There’s an ailment that’s reaching pandemic proportions in America: chronic discontentment.…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 277: Philippians 3:12-4:3

READ: Philippians 3:12–4:3 THINK: Chances are, there are some things in your life you’d like to forget, and a few other things…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 276: Philippians 2:19-3:11

READ: Philippians 2:19–3:11 THINK: What are the most important things in your life–the people, the passions, the priorities, the…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 275: Philippians 2:1-18

READ: Philippians 2:1-18 THINK: The term “Christian” literally implies being like Christ. As His follower, that should be your…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 274: Philippians 1:1-30

READ: Philippians 1:1-30 THINK: What makes you happy? The thing about happiness is that it usually depends on something else. But joy is…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 273: Ephesians 6:10-24

READ: Ephesians 6:10-24 THINK: Many teens are into gaming, and among the most popular games are those with combat or war themes. Most people…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 272: Ephesians 5:21-6:9

READ: Ephesians 5:21–6:9 THINK: Submission isn’t easy. Most people like to feel in charge–especially of their own lives.…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 271: Ephesians 5:3-20

READ: Ephesians 5:3-20 THINK: Have you ever kept something secret until someone convinced you to give them a hint? It doesn’t take…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 270: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

READ: Ephesians 4:17-5:2 THINK: Do you tend to think before your speak? Or are you more likely to say what’s on your mind? The fact is…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 269: Ephesians 4:1-16

READ: Ephesians 4:1-16 THINK: Are you a leader or a follower? In God’s kingdom, both of these roles are vital in each of our lives. As…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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Jesus is the Son of God

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God… For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of…

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The Trinity

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty… We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ… We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,…

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One God

We believe in one God. The Nicene Creed declares that we believe in one, and only one, God. We received this belief from the Jews through…

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We Believe

We believe… The Nicene Creed begins, not with a statement of facts that can be proved, but a declaration that what follows is what is…

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Healing for a Withered Soul

Luke 6:6-11 6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the…

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An Anxious Life

It is morning and anxiety is already beginning to rise in John’s life. His boss has put high demands of productivity at the factory where he…

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No Need to Fear

Fear is an emotion given to us from God as a means of keeping us from harm in times of perceived danger. I always heard that if something is…

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All Will Die

All will die, but some only once and others twice.           All live once, but some will live a second time. DEATH IS AND HAS BEEN…

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Get Up and Stand Firm

I have always thought that the true test of a man’s character is not how he revels in victory but how he responds in the face of crushing…

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The Benefits of Suffering for the Follower of Christ

I once was carrying a briefcase filled with Gospel literature for my ministry in a local jail. I would visit there once a week and pass out…

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Race Relations and Hospitality

One of my first duties as a new chaplain was leading the young adult ministry. The group was well established, racially diverse, and seemed…

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Christian response to suffering and sickness

Have you ever wondered how someone first becomes interested in Jesus? It might be that God suddenly appears to them in a vision. It might be…

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7 Last Words of Jesus: Good Friday Reflections

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. But…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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The Ministry of Comfort During Loss

Reflection on John 11:1-44 NIV Every culture has its traditions in how to proceed with a funeral after the loss of a loved one. In Africa,…