Exhortation

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How Long Do I Wait?

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Genesis 16 (HCSB) Hagar and Ishmael 1 Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar. 2 Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.[a] 3 So Abram’s wife Sarai […]

Against the Current

Matthew 14:22-32 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Walking on the Water 22 Immediately He[a] made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. 23 After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone. 24 But the boat was […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy?

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Matthew 6:25-34 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 or gather into barns, […]

Our Response to Persecution

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James 5:1-11 5 Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you. 2 Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten. 3 Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days! 4 Look! The […]

A Half Follower

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The ‘righteous’ Lot, as he is called in 2 Peter 2 :7, started well. He had been following a godly person (Abram) and was blessed by this relationship. But he made some big big mistakes and poor choices in life. He had been flirting with a sinful lifestyle that led him gradually away from God. […]