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“Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11   Today’s verse is fundamental to our spiritual well-being. But because few Christians understand how to live each day dead to sin, they experience one spiritual defeat after another. For the saint,[...]

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“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2   Today’s passage perfectly describes living in a post-Christian era. The decline[...]

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“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:1   There’s nothing wrong with a baby acting like a baby. But there’s something terribly wrong when a teenager acts like a baby. Likewise,[...]

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“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6   Everyone lives by faith in something or someone. And the object of our faith determines the[...]

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Remember the good old days of “flatten the curve?” Fifteen days of lockdown was supposed to get a handle on the virus threatening to overload our healthcare system. But fifteen days is all it took to fundamentally change America; and it’s still changing. The pandemic was the launching pad for[...]

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“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” 1 Peter 5:6   Nothing hinders spiritual service more than pride. In fact, humility is a crucial characteristic if we want to accomplish great things for God. The problem is that we tend[...]

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“Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” Psalm 119:175 (NIV)   Many people muddle through life with no real sense of purpose. So, their human nature tries to replace purpose with happiness. That’s why our culture promotes pleasure, power, and personal achievement—all of[...]

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Anxiety is a way of life for many Americans. I understand why the country as a whole isn’t dealing well with the continuing chaos and disorder. But why are Christians anxious? Anxious churches full of anxious Christians are a weak witness for Christ. And that is of no use to[...]

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“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165 (NIV)   What comes to mind when you hear the word peace? Do you picture a quiet and serene place, free of life’s troubles? When we think of peace, we’re usually referring to what’s[...]

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