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“…every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2   Scripture sets the clear expectation that we are to grow in our relationship with Christ. Maturing spiritually is a life-long process, not a one-time growth spurt. Consequently, we should see a steady progression as we[...]

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I’ve been asked several times what I think post-pandemic life will look like. I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all answer to that question. Many people desire to go back to normal life, while others anticipate a new normal. Either way, this virus will undoubtedly have a cultural, social, and financial[...]

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“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away;” John 15:1-2a   Today’s passage describes a sobering reality. Not every professing Christian is a genuine follower of Jesus Christ. Now, it’s not our job to determine who[...]

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“Therefore Jesus, lifting up His eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to Him, said to Philip, ‘Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?’ This He was saying to test him, for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.” John 6:5-6   Times of great need[...]

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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” Ephesians 6:10   The command to “be strong” is found over and over in the Bible. Of course, human strength has limits. Our resolve can begin to fade as difficult circumstances linger. That’s why Paul didn’t put[...]

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As our country approaches post-quarantine life, I’m noticing a shortage of sound critical thinking. Rather than objectively analyzing the issues, many Americans are just reacting to salacious headlines. It’s no secret that most news organizations try to influence more than inform. They’ve politicized every issue for years, presenting their point[...]

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“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” Psalm 50:15   Praying in times of trouble involves a greater sense of urgency than our everyday prayers. Too often, though, we’re just looking for a quick rescue from our distress so we[...]

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“…for the battle is the Lord’s.” 1 Samuel 17:47 Young David spoke these words as he stepped up to face the giant, Goliath. The result was a legendary victory for Israel and a defining moment for David. In these uncertain times, do we have the confidence to say, “The battle[...]

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In a recent podcast I addressed the question, “Could coronavirus ignite revival?” The conversation around this question continues to grow. While God can certainly use this crisis to position us for revival, the key is the response of God’s people. As a matter of fact, in 2 Chronicles 7:14, He[...]

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