Encouragement

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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 […]

Deeper Into Truth – Ephesus

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Revelation 2:1-7 (HCSB) The Letters to the Seven Churches The Letter to Ephesus 2 “Write to the angel[a] of the church in Ephesus: “The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says: 2 I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You […]

Strategies for Victory

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Ephesians 6:10-18 (NASB) The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against [a]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against […]

A Grander Perspective

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John 14:1-3 The Way to the Father 14 “Your heart must not be troubled. Believe[a] in God; believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;[b] if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to […]

Antidote for Anxiety

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Matthew 6:25-34 (HCSB) The Cure for Anxiety 25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap […]