Hanging Tough When You’d Like to Hang it Up

The Amplified Bible says, “Aim at and strive after.” The Greek text of Matthew’s gospel states a continual command: “Keep on continually seeking.” The dominating ...

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God Communicates His Direction

When we pray, what sorts of things does God talk to us about? If prayer is a primary channel for knowing the will of God, ...

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Never Fail

When we experience intense challenges, these incidents may make us feel God is silent or slow (Psalm 28) to respond. This may cause us to ...

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Understanding the Role of Elders in the Local Church

We can see the New Testament’s high view of church leadership unfold in the church’s earliest days. As the Gospel penetrated communities throughout the known ...

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Running the Race of Life

In Acts 20, we find the apostle Paul’s words to the leaders of the church in Ephesus, “But none of these things move me; nor ...

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What Daughters Need From Dads

A father holds the keys to his daughter's feminine identity, her sense of self-worth, and her future relationships.  A dad's affirmation, or the lack thereof, will ...

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The Primary Source of Your Sin … Is You

In almost every trial, there will be a chance to take a short-cut, make a compromise, use a sinful stress-reliever. And while it might be ...

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A World of Love

Martin Luther labeled these two as passive and active. Passive is the righteousness that we receive from God. We do nothing to receive it. Active ...

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A Prayer for Guidance in the New Year

The guidance prayer below is geared to our times and appropriate for the hour. God attentively listens when we agree in prayer (Matthew 18:19), so ...

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PREPARE FOR YOUR VISION

God has a unique vision and purpose for each of His children. God wants to bring glory to Himself through our lives. We must remember ...

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What does it mean to be “Woke?” | A Biblical Perspective

It seems like everywhere you look these days, the media is talking about being woke. Of course, awareness of the world’s injustices is highly valued, ...

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Is Tithing for Christians?

It is commonly taught in churches that Christians should tithe (a word meaning the giving of “a tenth” of their income) to their local church. ...

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Keep The Faith

When Adam and Eve were in the Garden, Satan revealed a few key things about himself. He knows God’s Word very well; he loves to ...

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What Is a Christian?

There are many notions about what it means to be a Christian. Many think they understand the term, yet many also mean different things by ...

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New Year Resolution

What are your New Year resolutions? We may have hopes of changing what we know we should, such as losing weight, exercising more, or eating ...

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God’s Great Yes to Us

“Bending history in the direction of a great yes.” Does that sound outlandish to you? I know I struggle to believe it. But what else ...

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Fear, Shame & Guilt

I’ll often say to people about the teaching, “If you know me, then you know this is an area where I struggle, so we’re going ...

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Running the Race of Life

In Acts 20, we find the apostle Paul’s words to the leaders of the church in Ephesus, “But none of these things move me; nor ...

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