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God’s example of a deep, personal revival that really means something

When we need a personal revival and spiritual restoration in our relationship with the Lord, or if we've already experienced it and desire to maintain it, God's word is chock full of ideas for how to bring it about. In 2 Chronicles 29, we see examples of everything that is involved with or contributes to… Continue reading God’s example of a deep, personal revival that really means something

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The value of godly prudence

Chances are that if you are a saint who has sought out and embraced godly wisdom, you also have an attribute called prudence. What is prudence? According to Webster's 1828 dictionary, which defined words based on Biblical contexts, prudence is "wisdom applied to practice." Taking into account Bible verses that mention it, a prudent person… Continue reading The value of godly prudence

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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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Tough times can lead us to high places

No matter how well things go in one’s life, there is always the possibility of something unpredictable occurring that threatens one’s life, livelihood, or peace of mind.  If we were to look around and take stock of the familiar things and familiar people that are present in our lives, the things and people who give… Continue reading Tough times can lead us to high places

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Forever covered by God’s mercy and righteousness

We as humans in the overall scheme of things are frail, faulty, and finite, and all human inventions and man-made philosophies and religions tend to be the same. If we wish to authentically fulfill the deep desire in all of us to spiritually own something that is stable and dependable for ourselves and generations after us,… Continue reading Forever covered by God’s mercy and righteousness

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One opportunity deferred is just another opportunity grasped

It is part of our human nature to hate rejection. That feeling tends to be carried over into Christian ministry also. Who of us was ever initially overjoyed when we were passed over for an opportunity to serve in an area we set our hopes on in ministry? Yet, some time after being rejected, if… Continue reading One opportunity deferred is just another opportunity grasped

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Profanities, vulgarities, and using God’s name in vain

Postmodern culture continues to send mixed signals on the use of cussing and vulgarity, as it does on most issues. The topic continues to be popular as evidenced by a good number of news stories that have popped up this week over foul language. One such story came from the family of NBC Universal where… Continue reading Profanities, vulgarities, and using God’s name in vain

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Peter, a female entrepreneur, and a town called Beautiful

In the New Testament church, one does not have to look very far to see the prominence and influence women had in the early years of the church, disproving the often repeated lie that Christianity has always been sexist.  One of the most beautiful stories in Acts serving as an example of this took place… Continue reading Peter, a female entrepreneur, and a town called Beautiful

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It pays to know your place in God’s scheme of things

God loves us so much he sets boundaries for each of us to operate in since he knows what we can or cannot handle. If we stay in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, we will have a pretty good idea of how to stay within our boundaries so as not to place ourselves and others in difficult… Continue reading It pays to know your place in God’s scheme of things

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Fulfilling the work of faith with power

In 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12, Paul shares a prayer of his for the saints in few words that give a glimpse of the responsibilities and ramifications in the Christian lifestyle. Like Paul, our prayer and hope should be that all who claim Christ will be counted worthy of "this calling." Our worthiness in this calling can… Continue reading Fulfilling the work of faith with power