God’s Promises Are Sure

“For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ And through Christ, our ‘Amen’ ascends to God for his glory.” – 2 Corinthians 1:20  The Bible says that God is not a man that He should lie. If He spoke it, He will bring it to pass. One reason so many people give up on God in the…

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Loving From a Distance

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. – John 15:12  It is easy to love someone who is loving, but what about those who you consider to be hard to love? It’s often difficult to love others because our love is conditional, based on how we feel. However, God measures love by our obedience and not our transitory emotions.1 John 5:2-3 states, “This is how we know that…

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An Offer of Love

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” – Revelation 3:20 Christ stands at the door and knocks not only to offer restoration, not only to provide courage, but also to…

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Don’t Be So Stingy

I truly believe God is saying to the church, “Don’t be so stingy.” What good is it to draw attention to the good God that we have, if we’re not going to tell everyone about Him? Instead, we should be eager to share. We should have the mentality that the grace and love of God…

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Love One Another

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)  I read an article recently about a few retired and well-off Americans who spent their retirement traveling to needy…

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Unwanted And Rejected

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them…

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God Chose Us

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.“ (Ephesians 1:3-4)  I recall playing sports as a kid. We’d…

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Trust That God Loves You

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:19-20)  Have you ever read something in the Bible and…

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Loving Everyone

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the…

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Speak The Truth In Love

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the…

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