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“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32   When we forgive, we release that person from any requirement of repayment. That doesn’t mean we excuse or justify the wrong that was done but that we respond like[...]

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“These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.” John 15:11   Joy is standard equipment to the Christian life. Jesus said His followers should be full of joy; which means there are levels of joy[...]

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“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!”  Philippians 4:4   We often read this verse and hear, “be happy about everything.” But that’s not what it says. So how do we follow this command to rejoice always? Well, it’s important to understand the difference between happiness and[...]

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“He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel.” Psalm 103:7   There are two basic ways we can know God—by His works or by His ways. You may ask, “As long as I know God, what difference does it make whether I know Him[...]

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Christian parents face more opposition than ever before. We live in a culture that promotes paganism and protects perversion. Plus, there’s a rising threat from within Christianity itself, as many churches twist Scripture to make it more culturally acceptable. Without a doubt, Christian parents are on the front lines of[...]

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On August 20th I had the privilege of baptizing my son, Ivey, as my brother in Christ! He was visiting North Hall Church that day, which happened to be a baptism Sunday. At the end of every baptism service I always ask, “Is there anyone else?” There’s often a believer[...]

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“Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham” Genesis 22:1   We don’t know how strong our faith really is until it’s tested. You’d think that Abraham’s faith wouldn’t need to be tested after a hundred years. But as we grow older the tests get tougher, the[...]

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“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.’” Genesis 12:1   While faith is a very familiar word, we can be uncertain about what it actually means. We know we’re[...]

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“Faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17   Faith is essential in everything we do as believers. Yet, we often struggle in our faith when face-to-face with the realities of everyday life. So how do we learn to have greater faith? Well, we certainly[...]

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