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  • A look ahead

    The stories of the first six chapters of Daniel are often taught in Sunday school and in sermons. The second half of the book is usually lef alone! We're going to work our way through it, but it's worth taking a moment to understand more about how to read this section of the Bible.
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    January 30,2013
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  • Daniel: Staying Faithful

    Welcome to the book of Daniel. After covering the first half in the last issue of Explore, we're diving back in halfway through.
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    January 29,2013
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  • Outsider in

    As a widow, refugee and foreigner, Ruth is vulnerable to sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. But she has come to take refuge under the wings of Israel's God. So what will she find among His people? Will this community be different in the way they treat an outsider?
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    January 25,2013
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  • Wings of refuge

    The family that left "the house of bread" provided by God, to look for food in a pagan country, has been reduce to two widows. But there's hope--they return to Bethlehem "as the barley harvest was beginning" (1 v 22).
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    January 24,2013
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  • Decision time

    Naomi is off to Israel, and is urging Ruth and Orpah to head back home in Moab. They both face a straight choice...
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    January 23,2013
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  • Prodigal daughter

    When have you found it difficult to trust God? Perhaps in deeply painful circumstances, when you simply can't fathom what good God is doing? Just like Naomi, then...
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    January 22,2013
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  • Ruth: Redemption song

    The story of Ruth is set during the time of the book of Judges. It involves no famous events or great people. Even the setting--Bethlehem--was, back then, just an obscure farming community. But this story sows the seeds of Bethlehem's future royal connections and--later still--its fame as the birthplace of God's Messiah.
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    January 21,2013
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  • Real or fake 1

    Little destroys a church faster than false teaching. Paul knew the Corinthian Christians were being fooled, misled and deceived by impostors. The danger is no less real for churches today. But how do you spot the real and the fake?
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    January 18,2013
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  • Grow up!

    If the apostle Paul were commenting on your Christian maturity, how could he describe you?
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    January 17,2013
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  • Nothing except

    Paul practiced what he preached... or rather, he preached what he wrote.
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    January 16,2013
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  • Multiplying divisions

    Division causes conflict, suffering and sadness. Division in the church is even more tragic, since it goes against Christ's desire that His people enjoy "complete unity" (John 17 v 23). So how can a church stay united?
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    January 15,2013
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  • Count your blessings

    Paul will need to correct and challenge this church in many areas. But first he wants them to count their blessings. And what blessings they have as those who "call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (v 2)!
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    January 14,2013
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  • 1 Corinthians: Problems

    The church Paul had established in Corinth was young, full of life, and just as full of problems. As Paul sat down to write to them, they were threatened with self-destruction.
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    January 10,2013
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  • Choosing his words carefully

    While Elizabeth and Mary were speaking and singing about God's goodness, Elizabeth's husband Zechariah was literally speechless (verse 20). But the time was coming for his words to return. What would he use them to do?
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    December 21,2012
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  • Part of the plan

    There were no ante-natal or bith classes in first-century Israel. But the elderly mom-to-be Elizabeth and the pregnant teenager Mary did get together as they waited for their babies to be born. And it's the first time we see the effect on people of knowing that God's Son has come to this world.
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    December 20,2012
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  • God sent the angel Gabriel

    Elizabeth had experienced a miracle: but her son was only the support act. He was to "make ready a people prepared for the Lord" (v 17). God was about to step onto the stage, and in the most unexpected way...
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    December 19,2012
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  • Once in a lifetime

    Ever had a once-in-a-lifetime experience (apart from being born!)? Today we meet a man who did: and who found it was terrifying, and more wonderful than he could believe.
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    December 18,2012
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  • Christmas: Certainty

    Have you ever felt uncertain about whether the Christian faith really is true? Whether what you've heard about Christ can really be trusted?
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    December 17,2012
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  • If you had one wish...

    If you only had one wish, what would it be? This question has been posed throughout the ages by many. Today, King David gives us his answer. And it's very different from how many people would answer it.
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    December 14,2012
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  • A matter of conscience

    A clear conscience before God is the most peaceful thing we can have in life.
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    December 13,2012
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