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A Call to Unworldliness
Posted Friday, July 25, at 12:37 PM
"Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him..." (1 John 2:15, AMP) The definition of world here is not in reference to people, nature, or any of God's creation; but the realm of sin which opposes the ways of God...

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Walk on the Ocean
Posted Friday, July 18, at 3:41 PM

"Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o'clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. 'A ghost!' they said, crying out in terror...

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Fleeting "love" can never fully gratify
Posted Friday, July 11, at 12:19 PM

"There's more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, 'The two become one.' Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever--the kind of sex that can never "become one." There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. ...

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Kicking over the money tables
Posted Friday, July 4, at 8:52 PM

"Jesus went straight to the Temple and threw out everyone who had set up shop, buying and selling. He kicked over the tables of loan sharks and the stalls of dove merchants. He quoted this text: 'My house was designated a house of prayer; You have made it a hangout for thieves.'...

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The Problem with the Message of Prosperity
Posted Thursday, July 3, at 1:39 PM

"I'm glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess--happy that you're again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don't have a sense of needing anything personally. ...

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Light In A Dark World
Posted Sunday, June 29, at 2:24 PM

"You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven."...

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Wrestling in the Spirit
Posted Sunday, June 15, at 7:46 AM

"Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil's strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. ...

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Drowning in His Presence
Posted Sunday, June 1, at 8:59 PM

"I will use my power against Judah and against those who live in Jerusalem. I will remove the faithful few of Baal from this place and the names of the pagan priests along with my priests. I will remove those who worship all the stars in the sky on their rooftops...

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Keeping Up With Appearances
Posted Friday, May 23, at 12:20 PM

"But the Lord told Samuel, 'Don't look at his appearance or how tall he is, because I have rejected him. God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.'" (1 Samuel 16:7, GW) Can you imagine discovering that your family has had a dinner without you because you were considered the "runt" of the family? (1 Sam 16:11, MSG). ...

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Who Shall You Follow?
Posted Friday, May 16, at 10:22 PM

"Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah)." (1 Corinthians 11:1, AMP) Speaking to the church of Corinth, Paul described that his mission was simply to follow after Christ, proving to us all that we can live authentic Christian lives in this world...

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Praises of the Heart
Posted Friday, May 9, at 3:12 PM

"Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God, for He is gracious and lovely; praise is becoming and appropriate. The Lord is building up Jerusalem; He is gathering together the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]."...

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Faith like a Child
Posted Friday, May 2, at 9:06 PM

"At that time the disciples came up and asked Jesus, 'Who then is [really] the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' And He called a little child to Himself and put him in the midst of them, And said, 'Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all]...

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Pride and Prejudice
Posted Friday, April 25, at 9:08 PM

"But Naaman became angry and left. He said, 'I thought he would at least come out of his house, stand somewhere, call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the infected place, and heal the skin disease. The Abana and Pharpar Rivers in Damascus have better water than any of the rivers in Israel. Couldn't I wash in them and be clean?' So he turned around and left in anger...

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A Treacherous Heart
Posted Friday, April 11, at 10:44 PM

"Adonijah, the son of Haggith, came to Bathsheba, the mother of Solomon. She said, 'Do you come peaceably?' And he said, 'Peaceably'. He said, 'I have something to say to you'. And she said, 'Say on'. He said, 'You know that the kingdom belonged to me [as the eldest living son], and all Israel looked to me to reign. However, the kingdom has passed from me to my brother; for it was his from the Lord...

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Spiritual Bullies
Posted Friday, April 4, at 10:13 PM

"Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings. For [in comparison with the Lord they are so weak that things as insignificant as] the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. ...

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The Cleft of the Rock
Posted Friday, March 21, at 3:32 PM

"But you may not see the glory of my face, for man may not see me and live. However, stand here on this rock beside me. And when my glory goes by, I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed. Then I will remove my hand, and you shall see my back but not my face." (Exodus 33:20-23, TLB)...

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Prosper Even as Your Soul Prospers
Posted Friday, March 14, at 6:51 PM

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers." (3 John 1:2, AMP) What does it mean to have a soul that prospers? The three parts of mankind is the body, soul, and spirit. ...

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Life is Beautiful
Posted Friday, March 7, at 8:45 PM

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." (Ecc 3:11, NIV) "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. ...

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Champions of Faith
Posted Friday, February 28, at 11:01 PM

"Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. For by [faith--trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report." (Hebrews 11:1-2, AMP)...

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Comparison, the thief of contentment
Posted Friday, February 21, at 3:43 PM

"For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise." (2 Corinthians 10:12, NKJV) Paul warned the church of Corinth against comparing themselves to one another as it is "not wise". ...

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