Words of Encouragement

  Encouragement is emphasized in the Bible because it is necessary to our walk of faith. Jesus told us that, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (Jn. 16:33b).” Christ even told His followers that they would be hated (Jn. 15:19). He did not sugar coat the Christian walk. […]

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Even Adam and Eve Had Parenting Issues

  God did not hand Adam and Eve a parenting book explaining how they should raise their children. He did say, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” so God certainly wanted them to procreate. The very first man and woman had the perfect role model for parenting but they also had to learn […]

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Taste And See How Good God Is

God created us in His own image. Everything about our bodies is remarkable. Scientists are constantly learning new things about how we tick. Our design includes the wonder of sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” […]

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Prisoner Of Christ

 Prisoners are captives. Labeled guilty for some transgression, they are incarcerated. Held against their will with personal freedoms revoked, they are at the mercy of their jailer. Although considered blameworthy, many prisoners are innocent of the evil they have been accused. Many of God’s prophets, disciples, and servants spent time in prison. Our Heavenly Father […]

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Pride is Insidious

Billy Graham was once asked, “What is the definition of sin?” He gave the following answer: “A sin is any thought or action that falls short of God’s will. God is perfect, and anything we do that falls short of His perfection is sin.” The Hebrew and Greek words translated “sin” largely around two major […]

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Are You Wearing Christ Jesus?

The Bible says a lot about what believers should wear. Ephesians 6:14-18 reminds us that our battle on earth is a spiritual battle. Thankfully, God has provided us with spiritual armor. It is all that we need to thwart attacks from the enemy and we should wear it every day. “Put on the full armor […]

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Because He Lives….

God grafted us into Christ. We are supported and nourished by Jesus. He is the root of the vine to which we have been grafted. He sustains us every day and through every trial. “And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, […]

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Lessons From Lot’s Wife

It is important to live life with a thankful heart and an awareness of its brevity. Every special moment should be tucked away for memory sake. In our golden years, we will want to recall our special celebrations, tender exchanges, and humorous adventures. Hopefully, we will look back to our younger days with a grateful […]

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Using The Gifts God Gave Us

God is omniscient. He is all knowing, all seeing, and knowledgeable beyond our comprehension. He is the Creator of all things. There is no limit to His creativity. He is the author of music, language, mathematics, the sciences, and art. He is limitless in power and vision. As His children, we too are creative by […]

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Do You Have A Critical Spirit?

Do you have a tendency to criticize others? Have you ever frowned on a different approach some co-worker selected to meet a challenge, even though they were successful? Or, are you guilty of rolling your eyes at a stranger’s disheveled appearance? Criticism is the act of judging unfavorably or faultfinding. There is always more to […]

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