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“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20   When most of us think about living up to God’s standard, we tend to think about a list of do’s and don’ts. We make a checklist.[...]

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“Let your gentle spirit be known to all men…” Philippians 4:5   More people are becoming hostile and confrontational these days. Consequently, psychologists have flooded bookstores and the internet with advice on how to talk with angry people. But we need to be careful that the advice we follow doesn’t[...]

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“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh” Romans 7:18   The phrase, “You’re enough” has become commonplace. It’s rooted in the idea that happiness comes from loving and accepting yourself exactly as you are. But the enemy uses both extremes of our self-esteem[...]

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“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” John 8:31   There’s a popular teaching that says a person becomes a Christian then grows into being a disciple. But biblically speaking, a Christian is a disciple of Christ. Remember, Jesus used the term disciple but[...]

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“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22   The Bible tells us over and over that we shouldn’t just hear what God says, but do it. Most believers know more about the Bible than we actually put into practice. Why is[...]

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The American church is facing a severe lack of capable and called ministry leaders. I get calls almost weekly from churches looking for a pastor or worship leader. But most often, churches call looking for a student pastor. We’ve recently hired a new student pastor at North Hall Church. I[...]

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Christians need to know what the Bible says about managing money. It’s just as important as what God says about salvation, faith, and eternity. That’s because there’s a fundamental connection between our spiritual growth and how we handle our finances. In fact, fifteen percent of what Jesus said in Scripture[...]

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“For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.” Galatians 5:17   Three enemies work to sidetrack our faith—the world, the flesh, and the devil.[...]

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“… do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” James 4:4   If Satan cannot keep you from salvation, he’ll try to keep you from being an effective Christian.[...]

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