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“Many plans are in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord will stand.” Proverbs 19:21   A new year is like a clean slate. It brings renewed hope, along with the excitement of new plans and goals. Too many times, though, we strive to accomplish the wrong things.[...]

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“Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people’. . . And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and[...]

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“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23   Christmas is a time of celebration but not everyone is celebrating the same thing. As Christians, we celebrate something many say is[...]

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“In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and[...]

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“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18   Thanksgiving is over. At least, that’s what most Americans think as they rush into Christmas preparations. For believers, however, thanksgiving is more than a brief season. We’re told to give thanks in everything; in[...]

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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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