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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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Why we as saints can’t afford to rest on our laurels

In the academic world, once professors accomplish certain objectives, such as getting published, they gain tenure and are pretty much set for the rest of their career. When that occurs, all too often the result is that many become slackers in certain respects and tend to rest on their laurels. That can happen also in… Continue reading Why we as saints can’t afford to rest on our laurels

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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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Digesting the bitter and the sweet of God’s word

When we stock our cabinets, refrigerators, and pantries with food, that food does us no good physically when we just stare at it. In order for us to thrive and gain strength to do the things we need to do throughout the day, we have to eat it so our bodies can get nutrition. So… Continue reading Digesting the bitter and the sweet of God’s word

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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

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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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God’s people abide forever

We owe God the praise for who he is and for the many amazing things he accomplishes. One of those amazing things is the fact that his people continue to serve him and the church continues to grow despite the fact that we Christians are the most hated people in the world. Genuine Christians will… Continue reading God’s people abide forever