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“Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” Colossians 3:13   Some people and some offenses are hard to forgive. Has a person in your life been untruthful, unfaithful, or proven to be untrustworthy?[...]

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“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8   It’s human nature to love those who love us, and to be kind to those who are kind to us. But what about when someone mistreats or provokes us? We said[...]

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“This I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:17   Jesus’ command to “love one another” sounds elementary in theory, but it’s often more difficult in reality. Maybe that’s because we’ve bought into the world’s definition of what love is and how it behaves. It’s made out to[...]

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“not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25   In the early days of the pandemic believers talked about the possibility of sweeping revival. In reality, the response has[...]

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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6   If you’re a Christian, then you probably have a nativity scene displayed somewhere in your home[...]

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“Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction” 1 Corinthians 10:11   Why should we read the Old Testament? Well, Israel’s history is like an instruction manual. It reveals who God is, what pleases Him, and how the faithful are to live.[...]

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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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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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“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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