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“When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid.” 1 Samuel 17:11   Words that defy God and treat Scripture with contempt bombard us every day. We often allow this barrage of words to intimidate us into silence and inaction. Like Saul[...]

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“I alone am not able to carry all this people, because it is too burdensome for me.” Numbers 11:14   We all face periods of discouragement for various reasons. Demanding circumstances usually come and go. Like the tide, it’s just the rhythm of life. But what about when a burdening[...]

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“But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14   The Cross of Jesus Christ takes away any grounds we might use to exalt ourselves.[...]

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“The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.” Proverbs 18:17   Today’s verse, like many of the Proverbs, presents us with a commonsense scenario. There are two sides to every story. People often share different versions of the truth when accusations arise. So, how[...]

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When we talk about spiritual leaders, we tend to think of pastors. However, developing spiritual leadership among members is essential to the effectiveness of a church. There are hundreds of books on leadership. And for the most part, these books are helpful tools for Christian leaders. But remember, the church[...]

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name[...]

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“Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7   “Not today, devil!” is a popular saying printed on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs. While we can applaud the sentiment, believers need to seek biblical truth over pithy sayings. So, what does Scripture say[...]

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“But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.’” Mark 5:33-34   Most of[...]

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“For she thought, ‘If I just touch His garments, I will get well.’ Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.” Mark 5:28–29   Most followers of Jesus Christ want to be people of great faith.[...]

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