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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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“Do not let your heart be troubled…”  John 14:1a   We’re living in troubling times. The health and economic concerns flooding the news and social media can be distressing. Yet, the world has always been full of troubles and always will be. That’s why the context of today’s verse is[...]

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“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23   The COVID-19 crisis can be especially frightening for kids. Not only have their daily lives changed, but they may also be aware of economic changes within your household. There’s never been a[...]

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