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My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26) Yesterday, we looked at how we set ourselves up for failure without realizing it. Today, we will continue our conversation on failure, and learn how we can handle failure in a positive way.  1. Own it.…

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Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will…

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  (Matthew 5:3) How much money do you have in the bank today? We don’t want to be overdrawn; instead, we desire to be flush with cash at all times. It is the American dream…to have more than you need! When Jesus spoke about poverty…

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Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, (Acts 3:19) A dear friend of mine was driving to work one morning, mentally preparing himself to dive into the pile of work waiting on his desk. He sipped his coffee while navigating the…

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But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this…

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If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) Have you ever committed a sin that caused you to be overwhelmed with guilt and shame? Have you carried the burden of your mistakes by yourself for quite a while? Have…

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:28-29) When Paul wrote these…

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“…For wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.” (Ruth…

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“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.” (Titus 2:11) I am a sportsman. Since my early years, I have always enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. It may be a surprise to many, but the anticipation of seeing an animal move through the woods or waiting for a…

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“Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’ Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he…

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