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Our steadfast faith helps comfort troubled believers

We may often take our Christian duties for granted, but remaining faithful to the Lord can end up being an unforeseen spiritual boost for a brother or sister in Christ who is going through a hardship in their lives. This is what Paul expressed to the Thessalonians when he wrote to them as he was… Continue reading Our steadfast faith helps comfort troubled believers

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He draws us out of many waters

This past Friday, two women in South Haven, Michigan, came close to losing their lives unexpectedly on that town's south pier at Lake Michigan. As they walked along the pier, a flood of waves rushed in and pushed them off the side into the choppy waters. Fortunately, there were bystanders nearby who rushed onto the pier… Continue reading He draws us out of many waters

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Chosen, called, and upheld by God

One of the many good reasons to regularly study God's word and apply it is so we can be reminded just how faithful God is to us and how beneficial that relationship is for us to make it in this life as we prepare for the next life. Isaiah 41:8-13 is one place where we… Continue reading Chosen, called, and upheld by God

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Awestruck by God’s manner of love

The apostle John in 1 John 3:1 expressed amazement at the fact that God loves us with a genuine love that is massive in both its quantity and quality when he said, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world… Continue reading Awestruck by God’s manner of love

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Sow in righteousness, reap in mercy

When Jehovah delivers us and does great wonders on our behalf, it is easy to start thinking of ourselves as being "all that and a bag of chips" (to borrow some old slang). In reality, God does things on our behalf out of his grace and mercy, not because of any righteousness we may think… Continue reading Sow in righteousness, reap in mercy

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A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

This past Wednesday evening in the mainly Christian nation of Fiji, 43-yr-old Lekima called his 11-yr-old son, Joeli, into the house for family evening worship. The boy was out on their front porch doing his homework. He immediately walked into the house when his father called him in. Moments later, an out-of-control car sped through… Continue reading A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

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Oh Zion, put on thy strength

Several days ago, a study was released stating that Christians, once again, are the most persecuted group throughout the world. On the one hand, this is definitely cause for concern. But on the other hand, this is what the Lord warned us would happen in the last days and persecution has the benefit of strengthening… Continue reading Oh Zion, put on thy strength

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God is our captain: how an outnumbered army claimed victory

Abijah, the son of evil king Rehoboam of Judah, turned out to be godly despite growing up in the shadow of his evil father. His name even reflects the boldness he had in the Lord since "Abijah" means "Jehovah is my father." One day, king Abijah had to face the northern kingdom of Israel in… Continue reading God is our captain: how an outnumbered army claimed victory

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Rapprochement with the Lord brings refreshing restoration

I just love the fact that the Lord Jehovah is the God who seeks rapprochement /ra-'prōsh-mon/ with us mere mortals even though we don't deserve it. What's rapprochement? An establishment of reconciliation and harmonious relations between two or more parties who are at odds. The blessed party who experiences that with the Lord through Jesus… Continue reading Rapprochement with the Lord brings refreshing restoration

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Jehovah is eager to revive and heal

God may have his throne in heaven where he's busy giving orders to his angels and listening to them when they report back to him, but it's a comfort to know he still makes it a point to spiritually dwell in those of us who are his people as we dwell spiritually in him. As… Continue reading Jehovah is eager to revive and heal