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“And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan;” Mark 1:13   We’ve all given in to temptation at some point. Sometimes we even concede failure the moment it becomes intense. But only those who resist temptation know how strong it actually is. Jesus understands more about[...]

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“And immediately the Spirit brought Him out into the wilderness.” Mark 1:12   We sometimes think, “If only God would change the situation I’m in, then I could really live for Him.” But changing our circumstances wouldn’t remove all temptation because our own sinful desires would go with us. Adam[...]

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“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.” Luke 4:1–2a   Fighting temptation when you’re alone can be difficult for any believer. That’s when some of our greatest struggles come.[...]

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“And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:15   One of the reasons people give for turning away from God is unanswered prayer. It usually comes down to a specific prayer that seemed[...]

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“By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.” 1 John 4:6   Living in the digital age puts all kinds of information at our fingertips. Anyone can voice their thoughts for mass consumption. Many are vying for more than our attention; they want us to subscribe to[...]

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“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” 1 John 3:16 (NIV)   We have an innate desire for security and acceptance. As a result, many people live in the constant pursuit of love. But there’s a problem. The concept of love is[...]

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“By this we know that we have come to know Him,” 1 John 2:3   Have you ever questioned whether you really know Jesus? If so, it’s important to deal with that doubt. God wants us to be certain of our salvation. The second chapter of 1 John walks us[...]

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“What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3   Religion and politics are hot topics of conversation, often leading to division. These days, Christians[...]

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“Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:48   The God-defying giants in our culture don’t just speak out against Christian values. They try to marginalize and silence[...]

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