All Scripture references are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible (unless otherwise noted).

October 19th, 2016

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.” – Ephesians 6:14 In the book of Ephesians, Paul teaches us to be prepared for spiritual warfare by using the illustration of a Roman soldier preparing for battle. One of the aspects of that preparation is to put...

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October 12th, 2016

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain...

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October 5th, 2016

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2 When we come across passages...

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September 28th, 2016

“You will keep in perfect peace the mind that is dependent on You, for it is trusting in You.” – Isaiah 26:3 (HCSB) I often hear talk in Christian circles about “trusting God,” but what exactly do we mean when we say that? Often, what we mean is that we...

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September 21st, 2016

“But You, God my Lord, deal kindly with me because of Your name; deliver me because of the goodness of Your faithful love.” – Psalm 109:21 (HCSB) Psalm 109:21 teaches us a very important lesson about prayer; notice the psalmist does not offer any reason from within himself why these...

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September 14th, 2016

“Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in...

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September 7th, 2016

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” – Luke 6:45 Do you want to be...

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August 31st, 2016

“Look up to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and its inhabitants will die in like manner. But My salvation will last forever, and My righteousness will never be shattered.” – Isaiah 51:6...

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August 24th, 2016

“All the ways of a man seem right to him, but the LORD evaluates the motives.” – Proverbs 21:2 (HCSB) We have before us today a thought that is both sobering and encouraging. It is sobering because each of us has been guilty of actions that have an appearance of...

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August 17th, 2016

“For we are consumed by Your anger; we are terrified by Your wrath. You have set our unjust ways before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.” – Psalm 90:7-8 (HCSB) I believe we have often seen our attempts to share the Good News of Jesus Christ...

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