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“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again…” Proverbs 24:16   We all experience failure. The question is whether we'll get up when we fall—and how? Some believers fail spiritually and never recover. They surrender to the sin in their lives as an inevitable fact. But a season of[...]

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“And do not get drunk with wine…but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18   The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood person of the trinity. That’s because He is often trivialized, symbolized, or emotionalized in modern teaching. Consequently, even many church-goers misunderstand who He is and how He works.[...]

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“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” Philippians 3:7   What motivates you? The driving force behind our actions is usually whatever seems to benefit us the most. That’s why the apostle Paul’s life presents us with a challenge. Because[...]

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“Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:11   Today’s verse is fundamental to our spiritual well-being. But because few Christians understand how to live each day dead to sin, they experience one spiritual defeat after another. For the saint,[...]

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“And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:1   There’s nothing wrong with a baby acting like a baby. But there’s something terribly wrong when a teenager acts like a baby. Likewise,[...]

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Anxiety is a way of life for many Americans. I understand why the country as a whole isn’t dealing well with the continuing chaos and disorder. But why are Christians anxious? Anxious churches full of anxious Christians are a weak witness for Christ. And that is of no use to[...]

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“Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.” Psalms 119:136 (NIV)   Christians have various reactions when other people sin. We hear things every day that shock, anger, and appall us. But when was the last time the sin in our culture caused you sorrow?[...]

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“I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:113-114 (NIV)   The psalmist put double-mindedness in direct opposition with loving God and following His Word. It’s where we get the idea of being “two-faced.”[...]

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“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” 2 Peter 1:2-3[...]

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