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In Your Pain, God Is Near

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.(Psalm 34:18) C.S. Lewis once said, “Pain is the megaphone of God, where He whispers to us in our pleasures, He shouts to us in our pain.” There is much truth in this statement. Have you noticed that it only takes…

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Who Jesus Says He Is 

To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation.(Revelation 3:14)  In this Scripture verse, we find three different phrases that Jesus is using to describe Himself to the church at Laodicea and to us. It is important that we understand the meaning and the magnitude of…

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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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A Ripple Effect

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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A Humble Life

Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and obey what is written in it, because the time is near. John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who is and was and is to come,…

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Ever-Present Faithfulness

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:13) One of the most amazing qualities about our Heavenly Father is His faithfulness. However, we often take His perfect faithfulness for granted. This is why it is vital that we study God’s Word so we can be reminded of God’s promises…

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Stay Faithful

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Revelation 2:11)  The Church at Smyrna is the only church mentioned in the Book of Revelation where Jesus does not say, “I have a problem with you.” Do you know why? Because…

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My Mother

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. (2 Timothy 1:5)  Do you have a mother who made a deep impact upon your life, especially your spiritual life? I surely do! My mom was a great…

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Ever-Present Faithfulness

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. (2 Timothy 2:13) One of the most amazing qualities about our Heavenly Father is His faithfulness. However, we often take His perfect faithfulness for granted. This is why it is vital that we study God’s Word so we can be reminded of God’s promises and His…

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The Good Shepherd

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11) As you read through the New Testament, you will see Jesus refer to Himself as the Shepherd many times. In accordance with this analogy, He refers to us, His followers, as the sheep. While you might not like being compared to…

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