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German survey: majority don’t want to know the future

According to a recent study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany of over 2,000 people in Germany and Spain, most people surveyed would prefer not to have their future revealed to them. Forty to 70% said they would feel better not knowing about positive developments that the future held for them. Over… Continue reading German survey: majority don’t want to know the future

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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I’m thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I’m not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it’s something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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When God calls you from the shallow end to dive deeper

When I learned how to swim ages ago, I can remember that after several lessons of learning the basics how the instructor expected everyone in my swimming class to leave the shallow end and dive off the deep end to swim the whole length of the pool. I was hesitant about doing that because diving… Continue reading When God calls you from the shallow end to dive deeper

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Family survives New Orleans tornado with prayer

When Richard Pierre and his son Austin sat down to have lunch together Tuesday, February 7, without warning the wind picked up and their whole house started shaking. Richard grabbed his son and they ran to the center of their house just as an EF-2 tornado rampaged through their neighborhood. In the midst of it,… Continue reading Family survives New Orleans tornado with prayer

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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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Sticking to the gospel through phony praise or persecution

When Paul, accompanied by Barnabas, preached at Lystra in Acts 14 it was done in his typical manner where his “speech and [] preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,” 2 Corinthians 2:4. His preaching by the Spirit helped him perceive that a man… Continue reading Sticking to the gospel through phony praise or persecution

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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