Who Am I?

I am a (gender). I am a fan of the (sports team). I voted for (candidate). I love to eat (favorite food). My family consists of (list of familial relationships). We each have preferences and identity traits that make us diverse. However, there are classifications where we all find commonality like our humanity, the nation…

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Dont’ Dwell Deep

The geography of Afghanistan makes battles difficult for their enemies because of where the cavernous landscape that soldiers can hide. If the battle gets too intense and the enemy troops come too close, these Taliban fighters can run in the opposite direction and hide out in caves unfamiliar to those seeking to fight them. In…

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Our God of Encouragement

In Romans 15:4 we read that the Old Testament helps us to have hope through the encouragement of the Scriptures. Let’s examine the situations of two men that can us help to be encouraged ourselves. ElijahIn a reading of I Kings 19, we read Elijah was a discouraged individual and needed God’s help. His life…

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Thankfulness During Difficulties

How do we respond when difficulties come our way? When we stub our toe? When we lose our job? When we lose health? We are told in Philippians to not be anxious about anything, but to make our requests known to God. (Philippians 4:6) And again, in Philippians 4:4, to rejoice in the Lord always.…

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Man’s Part in Salvation

Our part in salvation is reverent obedience to God’s will. The Old Testament begins with God telling us His requirements for Adam and Eve, and concludes with God reminding his people to obey His Commandments. The New Testament also is bookended with the requirements of obedience beginning with Joseph receiving the revelation from an angel…

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God – The Unsearchable One

Romans 11:33 – Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! What does this passage teach us about God? This passage does not teach that He is so unsearchable that we can know nothing about the mind of God.1 Corinthians 2:16 – And…

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Taking God’s Word to Heart

In what situations do we need the most heart, the most courage? Let’s look at how Moses felt when speaking with God when tasked with speaking to Pharaoh and leading the Israelites. What were God’s heart-filled responses to Moses’s concerns? When We Find Ourselves Alone Moses felt himself alone against against Pharoah, a seemingly insurmountable…

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Six Steps to Winning Over Worry

Which of God’s commands do you find it hardest to obey? Could it be worry? We can’t trust God and worry at the same time. They are mutually exclusive. Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently…

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Improving the Lord’s Supper

We can’t make the Lord’s Supper any better. God designed in the way He intended but we can improve the way we observe it. The church came together on the first day of the week to take communion (Acts 20:7). The early church gave the example we follow to partake of the communion the first…

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Strengthen Your Family in God’s Word

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord  watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are…

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