God of the Impossible: No Promise Too Big

January 17, 2019

There are approximately 30,000 promises in the Bible. Think about a few of the incredible promises that God has already kept to specific people in Scripture. He promised Joshua and the Israelites that the walls of Jericho would fall, and they did. He promised Elijah that food would come to him from ravens, and it did. He promised the virgin Mary that she would give birth to a son, and she did. There is one promise, however, that was a game changer.

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God of the Impossible: No Situation Too Difficult

January 10, 2019

It’s been said that most people lead lives of quiet desperation. But that shouldn’t describe God’s people. It only furthers the Devil’s agenda when Christians are filled with discouragement and doubt. Those kinds of attitudes steal our peace and crush our joy. The God who defeated death is not intimidated by any circumstance a child of God faces. No situation is too difficult for God to handle. Just think about some of the seemingly impossible situations we know from Scripture.

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Cleaning Out Your Temple

January 3, 2019

There are times when we read something in the Bible and wonder, “Ok, but what does this have to do with me?” Matthew 21:12-17 could be one of those passages. The week before His death on the Cross, Jesus entered the temple and described a group of people He found there as robbers and thieves. These money changers were overcharging people for animals needed for the temple sacrifices. Angered by the fact that the priests allowed this extortion and used their position as a means of profit, Jesus threw the crooks out of the temple. But what does that have to do with believers today?

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Making Your Mark

December 27, 2018

You can live your life in one of three ways: waste it, spend it, or invest it. Psalm 90:12 challenges us to think about our purpose as we approach each new day.

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Are You Prepared for Christmas?

December 20, 2018

You’ve probably spent weeks preparing for today: shopping, wrapping, and cooking; but are you really prepared to celebrate Christmas? The second chapter of the Gospel of Luke gives us the account of Jesus’ birth, and chapter one tells us about a man and a woman who were prepared for His arrival. Their story challenges us to truly prepare our hearts for Christmas.

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Weariness

December 13, 2018

In Galatians 6:9, the Apostle Paul tells us not to lose heart or grow weary while doing good. Being weary isn’t just about being physically tired; losing heart also involves being emotionally and spiritually exhausted.

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The Examined Life

December 6, 2018

Galatians 6:4 instructs us to examine our own work. This examination must be done correctly in order to live a healthy and effective Christian life. The standard we use determines whether we examine correctly or incorrectly.

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Self-deception

November 29, 2018

Few things are more hurtful than having someone we love lie to us. But the person lying to you most often and most effectively might just be you! Nothing aids self-deception more than when we compare ourselves with other people.

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Restoration

November 22, 2018

According to Galatians 6:1, the job of those who are spiritual is to restore the fallen brother or sister, not to point them out to others. Restoration releases the person who has been trapped by sinful behavior, whereas self-righteous judgment brings condemnation.

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Knowing God’s Will: Transformation

November 15, 2018

Knowing the will of God requires that we have the mind of Christ rather than the mind of the world. When a believer is transformed by renewed thinking, then inward belief determines outward behavior.

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