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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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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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Money Can’t Buy Happiness

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) Years ago. I went to Nicaragua on a mission trip. I had been there several times, but this trip happened to be fun and insightful. My first-born son,…

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Praying According to God’s Will

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from…

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God’s Will and God’s Glory

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (Psalm 115:1) Yesterday, we discussed the repercussions you will face when you choose to drink the cup the Lord has given you; this cup describes His will and purpose for your life.…

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Glory to God

“Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” (Psalm 115:1) Something in my heart leaps when I hear a leader give credit to God.  Years ago, the German golfer, Bernhardt Langer, won the coveted Master’s Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.  The green jacket was…

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