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Are You Making a Difference?

There are, and have been, many people who paint the face of history with their choices in life. Such a person is Felix Kersten. What is Your…

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Keep Praying? Why?

Read Luke 17:20–18:14 Think To listen to some believers, you’d get the impression that faith is knowing exactly what will happen…

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Heed God’s Warnings

Read 1 Samuel 8-10 Think Warnings are everywhere. Along roadsides, on medicines, and even on food packages. Some warnings seem to have…

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What is Your Influence?

Read Luke 17:1-19 Think Jesus’ followers should be known for helping to relieve others of their hurts and offenses by extending…

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Hearing The Voice of God

Read 1 Samuel 3-7 Think How many times have you thought, I wish God would just tell me what He wants me do? You may never hear God speaking…

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Are You Maximizing Your Resources?

Read Luke 16:1-31 Think Are you making the most of your resources and relationships? When you’re with Christians, are you taking full…

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Living Beneath Your Privileges!

What would you think of a person who lived in absolute poverty but also had a modest fortune available to them of over a quarter of a…

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This Present Suffering

Read 1 Samuel 1-2 Think How do you handle disappointment and discouragement? Do you cave in to outside pressures, collapse under the weight…

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Love Through Trouble

Read Ruth 1-4 Think Are you looking out for yourself and doing what’s best for you? Plenty of influential people will tell you to do…

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Seeking and Saving That Which Was Lost

Read Luke 15:11-32 Think Have you ever lost something really valuable or important? Perhaps it lost you–like a runaway pet. How did…

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What Are You Willing to Give to Follow?

Read Luke 14:25-15:10 Think While Jesus was on earth, a lot of people followed Him at one time or another. They followed Him from place to…

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What Are You Defending?

Read Judges 19-21 Think Who are you willing to defend? Your family? Your friends? Perhaps you would stand up for those who support a worthy…

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Who is Being Exalted?

Read Luke 14:1-24 Think What are you doing to get ahead? After all, that’s the way of the world isn’t it? It certainly is for a…

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God’s Ways Higher Than Our Ways

Read Judges 17-18 Think Do you like to do your own thing, be your own person? When you were younger, could you hardly wait until you could…

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Narrow is The Way

Read Luke 13:22-35 Think If you listen to most well-meaning, spiritually open individuals, it would seem that there are many ways to God.…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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What You Can Do to Help a Grieving Child

Helping a grieving child through the death of a loved one, whether the child is yours or not, can be a difficult process. It is a challenge…

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God’s Faith & Mercy

Genesis 18 offers many lessons. These include lessons about hospitality, about faith, about God’s patience, about God’s justice, about…

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God’s Purposes, Our Grief – Genesis 35

God’s call and our commitment do not exempt us from hardships. Having recently escaped Esau’s wrath after wrestling with the angel of…

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God’s Goodness Messed Up

Genesis lavishly depicts God’s goodness, but also warns of the consequences of choosing to reject that goodness. Genesis 1 emphasizes that…

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Faith No Matter What The Cost – Genesis 22

Abraham offers a great model of faith. He followed God’s promise when he left behind his homeland (Genesis 12; see Genesis 12:1; Genesis…

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Thoughts About The First Five Commandments – Exodus 20:1-12

The first few commandments of the Ten Commandments teach us a great deal about our relationship with God in general. Understanding Obedience…

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The Unexpected Deliverer – Exodus 2

Often we wonder why God does not seem to be answering our prayers. But I learned an important insight from older members in some…

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Alene- Chapter 22

Isa and Alene walked side by side. They did not speak. The land around them lay dotted with beautiful flowers and soft green grass waved…

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Contemporary Christian Worship? – Exodus 25

What matters about worship is whom it addresses: the true God. As far as music styles or other features, they often fit the culture…

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The Christ of the Gospels Lives in Us

Paul wrote about Christ living and working in us as believers (e.g., Romans 8:9-10; 2 Corinthians 13:5; Galatians 4:19; Colossians 1:27; cf.…

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Why it is Important to Study the Bible in Context

Context is the way God gave us the Bible, one book at a time. The first readers of Mark could not flip over to Revelation to help them…

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Is God Still the Same?

I am the Lord, I change not – Malachi 3:6 It has been suggested that the Old Testament describes God as being very austere. Biblical…

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Once-Saved, Always-Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved, and in this post I am challenging only one version. The point is not to make…

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Alene- Chapter 21

As the meal finished, Petre stood up. “I will go and do what you told me, Isa.” He looked over at Alene. “It was a pleasure to meet you,…

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How Can There Be Three Persons in One Trinity?

How can we speak of more than one “person” within the Trinity? And what implications does this idea have for our lives? Here I’m not…