Hearing God

It is a goal to which we all aspire.  In reviewing scripture, we see that God speaks to his people, and we want him to speak to us as well.  It is this direct guidance that gives us confidence that we are on the right track in life.  However, hearing from God does not always…

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Given over

As we watch the tug-of-war between good and evil over the souls of humanity, the battle between flesh and spirit, between truth and a lie, the result is based on choice.  Each of us has a decision to make, but that does not mean that we always have an option to change our decision.  The…

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Measure by measure

If we study the Scriptures carefully, we will see that our Lord is one who takes measure.  It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that faith, obedience and love are things we possess and exercise in full or simply lack completely.  It is easy to think that these are all or nothing. …

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Godlike

History is replete with people who have idolized themselves and tried to be gods.  We also have seen those who claim to be Christ returned.  In fact, we have several false Christs walking the Earth today in Asia and Australia.  Although we are to emulate the character of God, to be transformed to his likeness…

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Of these things we can be sure

When we come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, it is not as if we instantly download a bank of spiritual knowledge. We must go through the work of pouring over the scriptures, of studying with fellow believers, and of learning from our spiritual leaders so that we can come to know God’s truths.…

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The Nebuchadnezzar method

A key figure in the story of Daniel is King Nebuchadnezzar, a man who wanted to be revered and worshipped for his might and glory.  He was a ruler who truly believed himself to be godlike.  We learn a lot about this man through the story of Daniel, and it is a lesson for us…

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Stormy weather

There are many things of which we can be certain in this life.  One of those certainties is that we will encounter storms.  Although the storms of life can be varied in nature and magnitude, there are certain similarities we can expect to find.  Let us take a journey through one of the many storms…

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The ark of salvation

Before Jesus Christ came to Earth to fulfill the requirement for our eternal redemption,  many pictures of salvation were painted in scripture by the hand of God as He saved his people in one way or another.  One of these pictures occurred very early in our history when the Lord saved Noah, his family, and…

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A sacrificial people

In a world full of people who are bent on getting as much as they can, it should be refreshing when we encounter those who simply desire to give. The foundation of our faith, the good news of the gospel, rests on the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It should be no…

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To be stalwarts of the faith

Who does not want to live better?  No matter who you ask, everyone can point to some improvements they desire in life.  When we think about life quality, it is not about the house or the car or the job.  We know that the body is more than clothing, and life is more than food…

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