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3 Proven Marks of a Healthy Church

Jesus didn’t preach to win the affection of the crowd, he preached and taught to win their hearts. He wasn’t after their applause, he was after their devotion. That’s why the size of the crowd is not indicative of what is in the people’s hearts. How then does this tie...

God Is Love: 5 Implications of This Amazing Attribute of God

1 John 4:8 describes one of God’s primary attributes as love. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” This verse does not define God as love; it describes God’s love as permeating His essence in all He is and all He does. As for today’s...

Focus on Jesus as You Run Through the Finish Line

God gives us the strength to run the race with the fruits of the Spirit to bring glory and honor to Him. This is the reason we run through the line when He tells us to “go.” He doesn’t have to involve us in His plan, but He chooses to,...

Is the Gospel Offensive, or Are You?

According to Jesus, if you are a follower of Christ, the world is going to hate you. I can understand this especially if you profess to be a Christian. However, I want to pose a question to you that may seem a little odd at first. Are they hating you...

The Powerful Impact of Loving Our Neighbors

A lot of times in the Christian community the phrase “mission-field” is used to describe an intentional focus on sharing the gospel. This concept is not just for the professional ministers or full-time missionaries, this is for every believer. Our neighborhoods and apartment complexes are aching for the truth of...

7 Morning Prayers to Help You Start the Day Strong

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble” (Psalm 59:16).“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalms 90:14).Sometimes it’s...

What You Have Is Enough

Have you ever felt like God is asking you to do something and you don’t have any idea how it will get done? You are not the first person this has ever happened to. In fact, this is exactly what happened to the disciples. They were faced with a challenge...

God Instructs Sinners in the Way We Should Go

Unaddressed sins permeate life; the sins of youth become the sins of this day—until we meet the Lord in them. Good and upright is the Lord, we can meet Him and be instructed. He leads us out of entwining lies to Himself....

Wear Your Faith in Christ Proudly

We often support causes and campaigns that benefit our lives. There is no greater blessing, no more powerful benefit, than following Jesus. We can search our entire lives for sources of happiness. Each one – each bumper sticker, button, yard sign, even vote – are not what our hope is...

When Following God Is Hard, Persevere

I stood to the side of the court, bare feet roasting in the sand, sweat dripping all down my face and my lungs screaming. “Why the heck do I do this,” I wondered for at least the fourth time. Every summer in college, some friends and I registered for a...

What Is God's Greatest Work?

The fact that you are a masterpiece is what I call an only-God reality. Only God has the ability to taken broken, sinful people like us and turn them into something beautiful. But that is exactly what he does and it is his specialty. ...

What Makes the Christian's Burden Light?

We are to learn of Christ, who is meek in suffering. He is the one who did not demand His due honor. He is the one who set aside glory so that He could give salvation to us. A cross was His crown! It was through the pathway of lowliness...

Fix Your Gaze Upwards - Towards Christ

Looking down too often can pull the bones in our neck and back out of place, causing nerve pinches and numbness. Failing to meet with our Father in His Word and in prayer pulls us down into the doldrums of what the world has to say to us … what...

What Is the Most Important Thing for Christians?

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).What is the most important part of our Christian faith? The one thing that we cannot compromise on – will not bend on – must agree on? The gospel, right? Our faith...

Cling to Jesus as You Are Tossed by the Waves

Life is as deep as the ocean currents I witnessed in the inlet the day my family went shell-hunting on vacation. To fight the good fight, and finish the race, we have to keep the faith, the deep truths, with a clear conscience. Scripture tells us to take our thoughts...

How God Strengthens the Human Heart

In Paul’s concern for these believers, he exemplifies for them what gives him courage as an apostle and member of Christ’s temple. He builds them up in the way of spiritual strength through a prayer about the saints’ shared love of God and oneness in Christ (Ephesians 2:15)....

The Life-Giving Power of Jesus' Touch

When you look at the story of Jesus healing a man with leprosy, after the man asks Jesus to heal him, Jesus did not heal him first. The first thing he did was reached out his hand and touched the man. Please don’t overlook that. Jesus did something that nobody...

Does God Come to Earth before Jesus’ Birth?

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).When we look for God in the Bible, we often look in the most obvious places:...

5 Destructive Lies You Tell Yourself Every Day

Just go ahead and admit it. You’re lying to yourself today. We must expose these 5 destructive lies if we’re to keep growing in our relationship with God....

Why Must We Fix Our Eyes on the Lord?

We must not view positivity or personal aims as the ultimate correctives for our life’s visions. No, the joy and endurance we all equally require for the course of this life has been defined by Scripture as God Himself and His ways — and all that flows from Him alone....

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