Encouragement

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From Disaster to Victory

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2 Timothy 3 (HCSB) Difficult Times Ahead 3 But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. 2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, 4 traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than […]

Transitions

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Deuteronomy 8 (HCSB) Remember the Lord 8 “You must carefully follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase, and may enter and take possession of the land the Lordswore to your fathers. 2 Remember that the Lord your God led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness, […]

Freedom from Our Past

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John 1:29-36 (HCSB) The Lamb of God 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the One I told you about: ‘After me comes a man who has surpassed me, because He existed before me.’ 31 I didn’t […]

Life Lessons from Real People

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2 Kings 5 (HCSB) Naaman’s Disease Healed 5 Naaman, commander of the army for the king of Aram, was a great man in his master’s sight[a] and highly regarded because through him, the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man was a brave warrior, but he had a skin disease. 2 Aram had gone on raids and […]

The Birth of a Disciple

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Luke 5:1-11 (NIV) Jesus Calls His First Disciples 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a] the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one […]

Watch your Step

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1 Thessalonians 2:10-12 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelesslywe conducted ourselves with you believers.  11 As you know, like a father with his own children,  12 we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Talking to God

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Revelation 5:8 The Lamb Is Worthy 8 When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Deeper into Truth – Thyatira

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Revelation 2:18-29 (HCSB) The Letter to Thyatira 18 “Write to the angel of the church in Thyatira: “The Son of God, the One whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like fine bronze,[a] says: 19 I know your works—your love, faithfulness,[b] service, and endurance. Your last works are greater than the […]

Deeper into Truth – Smyrna

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The Letter to Smyrna 8 “Write to the angel of the church in Smyrna: “The First and the Last, the One who was dead and came to life, says: 9 I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of […]