What is ‘Success’ for You?

'I have glorified You on the earth...' John 17:4 NKJVAt the end of His life, Jesus was able to pray, 'I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.' Jesus didn't try to compete with John the Baptist or model Himself after some Old Testament ...Read More

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There’s Nobody Like Him! (5)

'The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?...' Psalm 27:1 NKJV We all need an encounter with the transfigured Christ; the One who is greater than Moses the law giver and Elijah the prophet, and all the other prophets who have ever lived. The One who wears the true crown of ...Read More

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There’s Nobody Like Him! (4)

'Let all that I am praise the Lord...' Psalm 103:2 NLTThe Bible equates God with light, and light with holiness. '...God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.' (1 John 1:5 NIV) Paul said that God dwells in '...unapproachable light...' (1 Timothy 6:16 NIV) Scripture refers to Christ '...who is holy, blameless, ...Read More

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There’s Nobody Like Him! (3)

'..."This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"' Matthew 17:5 NKJVOn the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses, the law giver, and Elijah, who represents the prophets, stood side by side with Jesus. But Jesus outshone them all. The Bible says, '...His clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth ...Read More

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There’s Nobody Like Him! (2)

'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...' Proverbs 9:10 NKJV In a world out of control, we like a god we can control: a comforting presence who blesses, provides and advises. Kind of like 'God in a box'. But when it comes to Christ, no box works. His contemporaries designed an assortment ...Read More

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There’s Nobody Like Him! (1)

'I...am the Lord, and besides Me there is no saviour.' Isaiah 43:11 NKJV The Israelites were commanded not to make any 'graven image' of God. Why? Because God made us, we didn't make Him. A god you can make is a god you can control and make do whatever you wish. The ancient Greeks had ...Read More

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Learn to Wait

'Those who wait upon the Lord...' Isaiah 40:31 NKJVThe word 'wait' here can give us a picture of two things. The first is of a waiter at your table attending to your needs. The second is making a request of a judge or someone in power. Your success depends on approaching them the right way, ...Read More

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Welcome This Change

'...have your sandals on and your walking stick in your hand...' Exodus 12:11 NCVThe Boy Scout motto is 'Be prepared,' and it's a good one. In Exodus, God told Israel, '...eat...fully dressed as if you were going on a trip...have your sandals on and your walking stick in your hand.' In other words, 'Be ready ...Read More

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Three Levels of Attack (3)

'...All these things I will give you...' Matthew 4:9 NKJVThe attack over the cross. Let's look at the third temptation Jesus faced: '...The devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give ...Read More

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Three Levels of Attack (2)

'Then the devil...set Him on the pinnacle...' Matthew 4:5 NKJVThe attack on the pinnacle. Let's look at the second temptation Jesus faced: 'Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, [and] set Him on the pinnacle of the temple.' Here you deal with the fear of failure. Satan will whisper, 'You're on the ...Read More

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Three Levels of Attack (1)

'...command that these stones become bread.' Matthew 4:3 NKJVThe Bible says, '...Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.' (Matthew 4:1 NKJV) This seems to be God's standard operating procedure. Why? Because He's a good general; before He puts you into battle He puts you into boot ...Read More

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Freedom from Sexual Addiction

'...Help us for the glory of Your name...' Psalm 79:9 NLTFor fifteen years Mike Cleveland, airline pilot and founder of Setting Captives Free, seemed powerless as his addiction to online pornography devastated his life, his marriage and his family. The spiral of lust enslaved him 'until there wasn't a moment of his days free from ...Read More

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