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“after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak.” Mark 5:27   We encounter desperate people regularly but seldom know it. They often hide their loneliness, fear, or shame behind a smile or even humor. Desperate people need the hope of Jesus Christ;[...]

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“A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse—after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and[...]

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“Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. For I have been informed…that there are quarrels among you.” 1 Corinthians 1:10-11   Church fights are all[...]

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“Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.” Romans[...]

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“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,” Ephesians 2:19   Just as believers make up the body of Christ, we are also fellow citizens in God’s household. Both of these word pictures clearly demonstrate that we are not alone in[...]

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“And walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” Ephesians 5:2   “Walk in love.” The Apostle Paul uses these three words to inspire Christian unity; stirring us to love one another. He points to the ultimate example of[...]

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“If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:6-7  [...]

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“Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7b   Occasionally acting foolish doesn’t make one a fool. However, Proverbs clearly describes the person whose life is a fool’s game. Throughout this book of wisdom, three different Hebrew words are translated, “fool.” Today’s verse isn’t talking about the dimwitted or the ruthless[...]

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“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” Proverbs 1:7a   No phrase in Scripture is more misunderstood than, “fear of the Lord.” Living in fear of the Lord is very different than being afraid of Him. The phrase appears more in Proverbs than all the other books[...]

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