Don’t Worry, Pray

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).” It’s all over the news creating panic and fear, the coronavirus. Because its origin is not clear it has caused uncertainty and fueling anxiety. In site of the unknown what must you do? Pray! There will […]

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I Want to Know Christ

“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead (Philippians 3:10-11).” The aim of any good Christian is to be like Christ but do you know […]

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Identity

“…and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it (Ezekiel 9:4)” We wear lots of things; trendy clothes, labeled t-shirts, and name brand shoes. What we […]

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A Season of Fasting

“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will […]

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Eternal Life

“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:17).” No one likes to think about it, death, but it will happen to all of us. It’s scary especially if you’re not secure in knowing where you’re going. It’s not uncommon […]

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A Life of Meaning

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” What do people gain from all their labors at which they toil under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:2-3)?” Life can be full; great job, wonderful spouse, and happy children. Everything seemingly is going well but occasionally there are bouts of emptiness. […]

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Make Us Over

“But the pot He was shaping from the clay was marred in His hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to Him (Jeremiah 18:4).” Our experiences influence what shapes us; how we think, how we act, how we respond, our attitudes, our expectations, […]

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He’s Always There

“…And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20b) Can you trust God when you can’t see Him? You can be so close to God that you feel His presence but then something happens and He appears far away and even absent. Is He […]

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A Fitting Word

“In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God (John 1:1).” Words have a tremendous effect on our lives. They can be uplifting and discouraging, comforting or degrading, enlarging or minimizing, engaging or dismissive, encouraging or hindering, spew hate or express love. […]

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Wait

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD (PSALM 27:14).” God has made some promises. He said “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). Such words call […]

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