Learning Through Suffering

Have you ever been in misery, anguish, distress, grief, or even agony? Strong cries toward God and tears to Him is appropriate when thinking of the One who was able to save us from death and provide so great a salvation. Tears are not disgraceful or shameful when they come from a heart of love…

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Fear and Comfort in Troubled Times

Are you at peace when your life is in danger? If someone is chasing you for the purpose of harming you, are you at rest? Does fear cause peace? Certainly this kind of fear does not. Proper fear and comfort is needed. Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were…

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Is Worry an Issue for You?

Do you worry? Is worry an issue for you? Does it give you hang-ups or occupy your time and your mind? Does it keep you from having the peace that you need or from resting when you need to rest? Some people are worried that they might get anxious about something! Christians are not exempt…

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Who or What Guides You?

What or who guides your life? Do you listen to the latest fads for direction? Maybe you attempt to find a person who has a new insight into life that can enrich your days. But quite honestly, if you are looking to people for guidance, you must be careful as to who you follow. Paul…

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What Are the Worst Sins?

Just what are the worst sins a Christian can commit? Would you say it would be to call someone a liar? Maybe it is for a married person to commit adultery. Or, what about deceiving others? Could it be that the worst of all is to murder someone? We know that all sin is an…

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How Pure is Your Wisdom?

How pure is your wisdom? When you think of the word pure, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of something as pure as gold, clean as pure air, or when thinking of a person as a good, righteous, saintly, honorable, or wholesome being. A person with a pure heart and mind would be a…

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Grace Illustrated

The Need for Grace Do you need grace? Have there been times when you needed others to share grace with you? Grace is a gift from someone who give us something we don’t deserve. Mercy withholds from us what we really do deserve. A local newspaper carried an article called “Road Rage” that demonstrated a…

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Can This World Find Peace?

Can this world find peace?  Statistics indicate that this world is not offering the kind of peace that really sets people free. Time magazine reported, on September 15, 1986, that the health cost of drug abuse was estimated by one National Center for Health statistics study at 59.7 billion dollars. The medical bill for alcohol abuse…

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God’s Amazing Work!

God’s amazing work happens in many unnoticed ways–at least unnoticed in the beginning of a story. An amazing testimony is found in a book titled, Measure Your Life by Wesley Duewel. Duewel tells the story of a man named Stephen Grellat who walked very closely with God and obeyed the Lord even when he did…

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Come to Terms

Come to terms with others! When you have a disagreement with another believer and refuse to make it right, there will be a major roadblock to the rest of your prayer life. The sin that stands in the way of walking in the Spirit will stop your prayers. God said through the prophet Isaiah, Behold,…

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