Don’t Give In To Bitterness

'Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others...' Ephesians 4:31 CEVWhen it comes to bitterness, here are two things you need to keep in mind: First, it is contagious. You are a part of the body of Christ. So what happens to you, and in you, affects those you are connected to both positively ...Read More

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The Power of Perseverance (2)

'...We shall reap if we do not lose heart.' Galatians 6:9 NKJVThere's a legend about a soldier being court-martialled before Alexander the Great. Believing the verdict was unjust, the soldier asked to appeal it. The conqueror informed him that there was no one higher to whom he could plead his case. 'In that case,' the ...Read More

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The Power of Perseverance (1)

‘Let us not grow weary while doing good...’ Galatians 6:9 NKJV One of the great themes of the Bible is—perseverance. Paul, who refused to quit, wrote: ‘Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson said, ‘The great majority of ...Read More

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Keep Your Sense of Gratitude

'...Forget not all His benefits.' Psalm 103:2 NKJVAuthor Philip Yancey writes, 'remember my first visit to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, rings of...tourists surrounded the geyser... A large, digital clock stood beside the spot, predicting...the next eruption. My wife and I passed the countdown in the dining room of Old Faithful Inn... When the ...Read More

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Trust God’s Word, Not Your Feelings

'He...was strengthened in faith...' Romans 4:20 NKJVHave you read the story of Isaac blessing his two sons when he was old, almost blind, and nearing death (Genesis 27)? When Jacob, the younger son, wanted his older brother Esau's part of the family inheritance, which was twice as much (Deuteronomy 15:17), his mother Rebekah helped him ...Read More

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How To Handle Bad News (2)

'...Hezekiah...spread it before the Lord.' 2 Kings 19:14 NKJV When bad news comes don't allow it to panic you and cause you to act in haste. Stop, think rationally and get the facts before you arrive at a conclusion or make a decision. Prayerfully ask, 'Lord, what can I do about this situation?' If you ...Read More

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How To Handle Bad News (1)

'...Hezekiah...spread it before the Lord.' 2 Kings 19:14 NKJVThe Bible says: 'Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said: O Lord God of Israel, the One ...Read More

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Total Deliverance

'...the smell of fire was not on them.' Daniel 3:27 NKJVDeliverance is when God brings you out of a fiery trial that was meant to destroy you. Total deliverance is when, like the three Hebrew children, He brings you out without even the smell of smoke on you. You see, it's possible to be delivered ...Read More

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Caring For God’s Creation

'...God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it.' Genesis 2:15 NKJVFor generations the church was silent on the sin of slavery. That's because it was popular and economically advantageous; not to mention that some church leaders had slaves of their own. But when the church finally ...Read More

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Building Up Your Faith (2)

'...Building yourselves up on your...faith...' Jude 1:20 NKJVThis word 'building' is an architectural term that means to renovate. It implies tearing down what's not working for you and building up what will. When you don't understand that, you are left to believe that whatever life has handed you is just the way it is, and ...Read More

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Building Up Your Faith (1)

'...Building yourselves up on your...faith...' Jude 1:20 NKJVThe apostle Jude writes, 'But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.' Jude places the responsibility of building yourself up spiritually and strengthening your faith where it belongs-squarely on you. There are two kinds of faith: mechanical faith and intentional ...Read More

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