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It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

John the Baptist was a great man of God who knew he had a great calling and anointing on his life from the Lord. He was also very confident in his ministry and was rather blunt when he preached in the wilderness. When he was asked about whether or not he was Christ and who… Continue reading It’s okay to have doubts as long as we look to God for validation

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Lack of understanding gives Satan an opportunity

Having a solid, basic understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ's identity, purpose for coming to Earth, and accomplishments as stated in the Bible is of utmost importance if we are to stand firm in the faith. Firmly grasping those things can help lessen the ability and opportunity for Satan to trip us up. This is… Continue reading Lack of understanding gives Satan an opportunity

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Escalating a desire to increase and not decrease

Although the meaning of the Lord's teachings don't change, how we apply his teachings to life's situations can be different. For example, he taught against stealing so the meaning of that will never change, but 100 years ago the idea of not stealing did not apply to electronic piracy since there was no Internet or… Continue reading Escalating a desire to increase and not decrease

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I pray not to fall prey: judging good fruit from the bad

In Christian circles, it is easy to get caught up in outward appearances. False prophets and teachers are everywhere in these last days. If there’s a sucker born every minute who will fall for them, we must pray not to become their prey. Our Lord said: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you… Continue reading I pray not to fall prey: judging good fruit from the bad

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Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

If you grew up in a traditional denomination as I did, you may be familiar with the following song: This is the day, this is the day. That the Lord has made, that the Lord has made. We will rejoice, we will rejoice, And be glad in it, and be glad in it. This is… Continue reading Rejoicing in the day of the Lord

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Avoiding covetous distractions

I'll admit that there have been a good number of times when I walked into a church gathering to hear from the Lord where I was more focused on how to work out a financial situation in my life for my self-serving benefit. So focused, in fact, that I missed out on the full impact… Continue reading Avoiding covetous distractions

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The Father’s fair warning from a fruitless fig tree

In Christ's parable of the fruitless fig tree (Luke 13:6-9) we find not only a warning to the nation of Israel, but a warning to the church in general. Jesus said-- 6 ...A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. 7 Then… Continue reading The Father’s fair warning from a fruitless fig tree

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How then will ye know all parables?

In Mark 4, after Jesus shared the parable of the sower and the seed, his disciples asked him what the parable meant. Jesus explained to them in Mark 4:11, "Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in… Continue reading How then will ye know all parables?

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Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

The Lord Jesus never passed on an opportunity to take advantage of a teachable moment. In John 4, as the Samaritan woman at the well was returning with the men of her town to meet Jesus, the Lord took a quick moment to teach his disciples a few principles on how God's kingdom works when a harvest… Continue reading Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

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Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son

According to the underground Christian ministry Bibles for Mideast, they were recently told about the testimony of an Islamist in South Asia who, along with his family, converted to confess the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation. The man had for years made his living by transporting people around on his rickshaw. In 2006 and… Continue reading Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son