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Why Study The Bible? (1)

‘Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word.’ 1 Peter 2:2 NASB Daily Bible study is essential to your spiritual growth. Professor Howard Hendricks writes: ‘When our kids were youngsters growing up, we set up a growth chart on the back of a closet door. As they grew, they begged us to …Read More

Rebuild Your Integrity

‘If I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back.’ Luke 19:8 NIV Zacchaeus got rich by taking more taxes from people than his Roman masters demanded, and pocketing the difference. But after he met Jesus, he said, ‘If I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times …Read More

What’s Distracting You?

‘Don’t get sidetracked.’ Proverbs 4:27 NLT Many of us fail, not because we aren’t talented, determined, or passionate, but because we get ‘sidetracked’. God told the prophet Habakkuk, ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.’ (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV) Unless you have a clearly defined …Read More

Turn to God—He will not disappoint you

‘I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me.’ Psalm 118:5 NKJV At age twenty-six, Thomas started a publishing company and founded the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses in America. He worked with some of the greatest singers in the history of Gospel music, including Mahalia Jackson. But one night after …Read More

Pray With Confidence

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God.’ 1 John 5:14 NIV Sometimes we pray ‘Just’ prayers. We say, ‘Lord, we just ask you to protect us, or provide for us… If you’d just help us in this situation, we’d be so thankful.’ It’s as if we are saying, ‘Lord, I hate to bother …Read More

Learning The Hard Way (4)

‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ Judges 16:22 NKJV With regard to Samson, the Bible tells us, ‘The hair of his head began to grow again.’ The process of renewal was starting. Samson repented, God gave him back his strength, and he ended his life with an act of heroism. Maybe you …Read More

Learning The Hard Way (3)

‘The child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’ Judges 13:7 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you refuse to take God seriously. The angel who announced Samson’s birth said he was to ‘be a Nazirite’, indicating that he was to be dedicated to doing God’s will. …Read More

Learning The Hard Way (2)

‘If sinners entice you, do not consent.’ Proverbs 1:10 NKJV You’re asking for trouble when you choose the wrong friends. Somebody wisely said, ‘If you want to soar with eagles, you can’t run around with turkeys.’ Eventually you become like the people you spend the most time with; that’s why it’s so important to choose …Read More

Learning The Hard Way (1)

‘For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson.’ Hebrews 11:32 ESV Samson had incredible potential, but he threw it all away. Why? For several reasons. He failed to control his impulses. He was physically strong, but morally weak. He deliberately ignored God’s principles, and his life became a pathetic cycle of failures. …Read More

Get Serious About Helping Needy People

‘Then He will answer them, saying, “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”’ Matthew 25:45 NKJV The Bible teaches that one day God will evaluate and reward each of us according to how we treat those around …Read More

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