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Benefits of Praise

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Psalm 150:6) If we are living and breathing, Scripture commands us to always be praising the Lord. We should praise Him not just because He deserves it, but also because we benefit from praising Him.  As you are praising God, not only are you inviting Him to come…

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Choose Joy Instead of Worry

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts…

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First Things

The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.” (John 1:41) After I met Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, the first thing I did was sing and share! As I was riding my bicycle home that Monday afternoon, after praying to receive Christ, I couldn’t help…

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Looking for Hope

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:24) Is there hope? What is the reason you attend church? Why do you watch preachers on television? Do you go to church on Sunday to show off your newest outfit? Do you tune into a sermon out of obligation or to…

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No Condemnation

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… (Romans 8:1) Many people live daily with condemnation. We hear it from others in our workplaces, and some are reminded of falling short of expectations when they arrive home at night. This is a difficult burden to bear. Even harsher is the self-condemnation…

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He Is Alive!

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. (Matthew 28:8-9) He is alive! Make no doubt about it; Jesus Christ is alive! We celebrate His resurrection from the dead; and this…

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Laugh a Little

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”(Proverbs 17:22) There is something very powerful about a cheerful heart. Like a stick of dynamite, when it goes off, it changes the environment around everything its concussion touches…and it’s all positive! This kind of infectious attitude can brighten even the grouchiest…

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Choose Joy Instead of Worry

Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts…

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Living Without Comparing

Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” (John 21:23) Have you ever thought you were getting the short end of…

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Where Is Contentment?

I can do all things through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) This is a very familiar passage of Scripture.  Everywhere we turn in our success-driven culture, we witness this passage being used.  You can find it on everything from coffee cups to billboards.  In our modern day, we often attribute the words of the Apostle Paul to the…

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