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Since the pandemic there’s been renewed interest in the end times events. Consequently, many are on the lookout for the next great prophetic event. There’s much speculation about things like the identity of the antichrist or whether the tribulation has already begun.   However, I believe that the next great[...]

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Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount has profoundly affected my thinking about ministry. During this series—The Jesus Agenda—God started working in me with the question, “How do we measure healthy ministry?” In other words, how can you tell a healthy church from an unhealthy one? Even though Jesus doesn’t[...]

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“for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light.” Ephesians 5:8   As a follower of Jesus, your life ought to have a before and after. The way you thought and acted before salvation is not the way you think and[...]

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“but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.” 1 Peter 4:16   God doesn’t always reveal why He’s allowed a painful situation to enter our lives. But today’s passage helps us consider two possible reasons for suffering.[...]

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“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33   The pursuit of happiness is the right of every American citizen. But as citizens of God’s kingdom, personal happiness shouldn’t be our greatest goal. That's because chasing the American dream[...]

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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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