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“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20   When most of us think about living up to God’s standard, we tend to think about a list of do’s and don’ts. We make a checklist.[...]

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“Let your gentle spirit be known to all men…” Philippians 4:5   More people are becoming hostile and confrontational these days. Consequently, psychologists have flooded bookstores and the internet with advice on how to talk with angry people. But we need to be careful that the advice we follow doesn’t[...]

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“For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh” Romans 7:18   The phrase, “You’re enough” has become commonplace. It’s rooted in the idea that happiness comes from loving and accepting yourself exactly as you are. But the enemy uses both extremes of our self-esteem[...]

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“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine” John 8:31   There’s a popular teaching that says a person becomes a Christian then grows into being a disciple. But biblically speaking, a Christian is a disciple of Christ. Remember, Jesus used the term disciple but[...]

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“But whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him” 1 John 2:5   Have you ever thought about why you do what you do? The answer is simple really. What you love determines what you[...]

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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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