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The Precious Gift of Time

The Precious Gift of Time “Use your time in the best way you can” (Colossians 4:5 ICB).  I recently had a nice visit with a young man at my church.  He told me that he was about to graduate high school and study engineering in college so he could “make

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Tell Yourself The Truth

Tell Yourself The Truth “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit” (Romans 8:5 NLT). If you were raised in a Christian home, you were surely taught the importance of

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The Right Prayer Is…

The Right Prayer Is… “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s

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Who Knows The Truth?

Who Knows The Truth? “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV). One of my favorite Bible studies focused on the questions of God in

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All We Can Do Now Is Pray?

All We Can Do Now Is Pray? “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16 KJV). I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose wife is in hospice care.  He has been keeping in close contact with his pastor and passing along daily medical

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Love Must Be Shown

Love Must Be Shown “Now someone may argue, ‘Some people have faith; others have good deeds.’ But I say, ‘How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds’” (James 2:18 NLT). Some people think faith is

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The True Meaning Of Salvation

The True Meaning of Salvation

The True Meaning Of Salvation “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12 NIV). I had heard the term salvation for years, but was not entirely clear

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The Great Question: Where Is God?

The Great Question: Where Is God?

The Great Question: Where Is God? “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV, emphasis added). The Bible teaches us that self-control is essential to living a Christian life. We must exercise our self-control or we become controlled

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Significance of ‘Sheep and Goats’ Passage

Significance of ‘Sheep and Goats’ Passage

Significance of ‘Sheep and Goats’ Passage “He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left” (Matthew 25:33 NIV). I have talked to many Christians who believe they are destined for heaven because they have been a good person, attended church, contributed money and even helped

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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV).