Singing God’s Will

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  The Bible mentions music more than 800 times. That is no minor emphasis. God places great importance on how we respond to Him, and music is one of the primary vehicles He has given us to do so.   Psalm 100:2 commands us to “come before His presence with…

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Continually Cleansed

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Forgiveness is more than God canceling our sins; it also means that He has remitted them–forever blotted them out of His memory. They will never be brought up against you again, because there is nothing to remember. Remind yourself that God keeps no record of your sin, because it has…

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Hold Onto Hope

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Life can be tough, but there’s no shortage of God’s grace and goodness in hard times. You might think the Bible is a book about heroes and holy men, super-spiritual people who never failed and always did the right thing. But the truth is, it features an all too human…

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The Trump Card

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Charisma isn’t bad, but is it more important than character? As Christians, we’ve heard that while man looks at the outside, God looks at the heart. It is easy to see in our society that a person’s charisma and performance is what often leads to promotion.

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Why Are You Afraid?

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After a series of tremendous miracles, Jesus and His disciples were traveling across a body of water. A storm developed while Jesus slept and the disciples became afraid. They woke Jesus up in terror from the storm. Jesus simply looked at His disciples and asked, “Why are you afraid, you…

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Praise in the Hardship

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In Acts, chapter 16, we read where Paul and Silas were thrown into prison in Philippi after casting a demon out of a young girl. They were taken prisoner by the Roman authority, bound, lashed across their backs with the Roman cat-of-nine-tails, and placed into a prison cell in chains…

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Syrian Girl Receiving Food

Effective Testimony

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When you testify concerning the Word, the power of God goes forth. Have you ever watched a person give testimony in a court of law? They speak words – words that change the minds, thoughts, decisions, and actions of other people.

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Our Spiritual Weapons

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2 Corinthians 10:4: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Notice that we Christians are equipped with weapons, mighty weapons, which are able to tear down strongholds set up by the enemy, Satan.

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The Voice of Hope

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Everyone longs for hope, and in most cases it is either fanned into flame or extinguished with words. King Solomon had it right: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Jesus constantly spoke life-giving words of hope to those around Him.

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