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“By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.” 1 John 2:3   What principles guide your life? Many people live by some kind of self-determined standard. The internet is full of “rules for a happy, successful, and fulfilling life.” As believers, our[...]

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“Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit” Daniel 6:3   The phrase, dare to be different, means not shying away from being who you are. Both our culture and Christianity promote this idea but not for the same reason. The Bible tells[...]

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“…in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls” James 1:21   Pride is one of those sins we seldom stop to deal with; maybe because it doesn’t sound as serious as things like lust or greed. But left unchecked pride has the power to produce[...]

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“Because of the littleness of your faith” Matthew 17:20   Have you ever wondered why you don’t have more strength or power in your spiritual life? Jesus’ disciples certainly did. After they failed to deliver a boy from demon possession they asked Jesus, “Why could we not drive it out?”[...]

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“Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham” Genesis 22:1   We don’t know how strong our faith really is until it’s tested. You’d think that Abraham’s faith wouldn’t need to be tested after a hundred years. But as we grow older the tests get tougher, the[...]

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“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you.’” Genesis 12:1   While faith is a very familiar word, we can be uncertain about what it actually means. We know we’re[...]

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“It shall be done to you according to your faith.” Matthew 9:29   Faith is the key that unlocks everything about the Christian life. It’s the standard by which all Christians are measured and life is to be lived. While we all live by faith in something, there’s no power[...]

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“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:25   The storms of life often come without warning. These are situations that disturb us physically, financially, or emotionally. And because[...]

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