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“Therefore, all who are mature, let’s have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that to you as well;” Philippians 3:15   The apostle Paul used his own life to describe the attitude of a mature believer. We tend to think of attitude as something that[...]

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“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” Philippians 3:7   What motivates you? The driving force behind our actions is usually whatever seems to benefit us the most. That’s why the apostle Paul’s life presents us with a challenge. Because[...]

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“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all.” Philippians 1:3-4 Each Thanksgiving we gather around the table and talk about the things we’re most grateful for. But long before the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving, the[...]

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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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“But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3   There’s a massive attempt these days to control what society does by shaping how it thinks. Anytime we, as believers, start to[...]

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“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8   Our enemy, Satan, has two powerful allies—the world and the flesh. These three work in partnership to obstruct our spiritual growth and effectiveness. They’re[...]

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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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