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“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’” John 2:5   Mary’s instructions were simple and straightforward. Her no nonsense approach to a problem produced amazing results; and still does today. This one statement is the key to abundant living. Keep in mind that biblical[...]

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“He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.’” Luke 24:46-48   Our final Holy Week conversation is the most enjoyable because[...]

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“But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in the vineyard.’ And he answered, ‘I will not’; but afterward he regretted it and went. The man came to the second and said the same thing; and he answered, ‘I will, sir’;[...]

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“I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” Psalms 119:44-45 (NIV)   We tend to associate freedom with doing what we want, when we want, how we want. In other words, we think living in[...]

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“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.” Psalm 119:33-35 (NIV)   The Bible often describes life as a path. Like the psalmist, we find our greatest joy walking with the Lord, side-by-side. Why then do we sometimes get side-tracked or pause along the way? Problems[...]

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These days it seems that many leading voices in America are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s as if fear and division are hot commodities. We hear this dual message continually from the media and various politicians. It’s also subtly woven into much of what we listen to[...]

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“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9   The concept of personal purity seems antiquated in our society. Vulgarity is now normal and lewd behavior is mainstream. Anyone who tries to live an unsullied and undiluted Christian life is[...]

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“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15–16   Today’s passage contains one of the most sobering truths of[...]

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