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A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.(Proverbs 17:17) Someone once wrote, “A friend is one who comes in when the whole world walks out.” Our parents spoke pearls of wisdom into our lives which remain embedded in our minds to this very day. I distinctly remember…

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He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) Yesterday, we talked about the story of D.L. Moody and how he came to know Christ. While his salvation story is one of my favorites, the story doesn’t end there. In fact, this was just the beginning, because D.L. Moody’s…

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As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) We need someone to sharpen us, mentor us and simply be there for us. Did Jesus have a mentor, someone he learned things from?  Of course. It was Joseph, His earthly father.  What a choice God made!  He learned to work with wood as a carpenter and caught…

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One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24) My definition of a safe person is an individual who can see and listen to your pain without passing judgment. They don’t offer trite recipes for “the fix you need,” and they trust the…

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Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.(Hebrews 10:25) There is something very powerful about community, especially the “church community.” In large sprawling communities as well as towns that don’t even…

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Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. (Romans 12:15) A person once said, “A real friend is one who comes in when the whole world goes out.” Wise words were never spoken so well. Often, we need someone with skin on to walk with us when our emotions are running the gambits. In those joyous…

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For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you… (Colossians1:9) Thank the Lord for friends who pray! There is no doubt about it: We don’t know who has been praying for us, unless they just happen to let it leak out. That’s what the apostle Paul was doing.…

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So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. (Colossians 2:6)  If you have entered the computer age, you understand the importance of passwords. Although some passwords need to be changed or updated for online security every once in a while, there is one formula which must not…

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Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16) One of the greatest blessings that comes with being part of the body of Christ is the opportunity we have to pray for each other.…

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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16) “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came…

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