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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The Christian’s Hope – Alive and Well

By the mercy of the blessed God and Father we have become children into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:3-5). Hope is alive and well if we are in Christ.  If you have that hope it is a blessing that gives you strength, courage, and stamina to continue.  We…

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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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Facts of Faith From Exodus

A video of the lesson this post is based on can be viewed here: Many people neglect the study of the Old Testament, and although it is not enforced for us today, there are many valuable lessons contained in it. The Old Testament ARE for us in that we can learn from it and can…

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Blessed Assurance

God’s people can have confidence that He will care for us. No matter what we face, even passing from this life, we have the blessed assurance of hope in Jesus.  “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His…

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Give Thanks In Everything

Giving thanks in these challenging times could an unexpected blessing to you. In a time when everyone is concerned about their health and safety, we are still called to give thanks.  In perilous times we may have a tendency to forget to be thankful. We need to give thanks! 2 Timothy 3:1–5 (ESV): 3 But understand…

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