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“Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you.” 1 Kings 19:7   We often hear, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” That’s not true. God never gives us more than He can handle. Life can seem overwhelming when we look at our circumstances without taking[...]

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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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“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have You loved us?” Malachi 1:2   There’s a common misconception about God’s love. Many people think that if God truly loves them He’ll remove their troubles and say, “Yes” to every prayer. Thinking that way can cause us to doubt[...]

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9   Athletes never want to be described as soft. It means they lack the physical toughness or mental tenacity their sport demands, which leads to folding[...]

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During my first mission trip, I witnessed gratitude in a way I’d never seen before. You see, gratitude is a way of life for the Christians in Bolotnoye, Russia. I think I benefitted more from the believers in this small rural town than they did from me. They are living[...]

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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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