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Show Mercy

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7) Are you a merciful person? When others think of you, do they paint you with the strokes of mercy?  Because it was important enough for Jesus to speak these words in the Sermon on the Mount, it should be important to us, as well. Mercy…

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The Day and the Hour Unknown

“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36)         While Jesus was on earth, He promised His people that He would return one day. Jesus talked about this Second Coming during one of His many conversations with His disciples. He…

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Don’t Let Your Love Grow Cold

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase…

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No Limitations

When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed about three or four miles,…

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God Can Multiply Your Little

Jesus said,“Have the people sit down.”There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks,and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.When they had all had enough to eat, he…

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Willingness To Pay the Price

“But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — who pay no attention to you, O king.  They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”  (Daniel 3:12) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were three young men caught…

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Knowing God’s Will vs. Knowing God

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) I have never really liked preachers. Even today, I struggle with many preachers. Do you know why? Because (just like all humans), some people in my profession play the game of being what people want them to be.  I…

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God’s Will 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8) I want to ask you a question: Are you living your life in alignment with God’s will, or are you trying to make God’s will align with what you want? (You might…

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You Can’t Out-Give God

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38) We mentioned how generosity is a major part of God’s character. He is a very giving Heavenly Father…

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Giving Despite Your Debt

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16) We talked about practicing generosity. As followers of Christ, we are called to be generous with what we have been given. You might be thinking, “I want to be able to give, but I have…

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