Waiting on the Lord at All Times

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How do we wait for God?  Jude 1:21 says “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.” Waiting is so important that Jude connects it with keeping ourselves in the love of God. It is mentioned all throughout...

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What Message Does Our Life Send?

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What does your life say about Jesus?  In 2 Corinthians 3:3, Paul says that we display Christ through our lives: “And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but...

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Transforming Lives like Daniel

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 Why was Daniel so effective in his ministry among the Babylonians? The easy answer is that God made him effective. Daniel knows this, and in Daniel 2:20, he says “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might.” God gave him the wisdom and might...

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Can Our Obedience Lead us Away from Jesus?

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In Jeremiah 31:33 God says, “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Our actions reveal our hearts. It is when our hearts are changed that we get closer to God. It may take time, but what we think...

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Three Obstacles to Enjoying God's Presence

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Jeremiah 2:7-8 says “But the Lord said to me: ‘Do not say “I am only a youth”: for to all whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,’ declares the Lord.” God calls...

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The Opposite of Repentance

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From the very beginning of Jesus’s ministry, his message included repentance. Matthew 4:17 says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Repentance is not just for our conversion, but for every day. We sin...

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Why We Need the Gospel Every Day

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After God speaks to Jonah and tells him to go to Ninevah, Jonah 1:3 says this: “But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.” Jonah was a prophet. He had direct communication with God. But he still was not consistently obedient to God. Sometime we are just like...

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Why We Must Be Devoted in Our Marriages

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God used Hosea and his marriage to reveal himself to us. In the same way, God uses us and our marriage to reveal himself to others. The way we act in our marriage almost always aligns with how we act in our relationship with God. It also shows what we think of God and the gospel. If we always...

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Why Does God Want Us to Pray?

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What are the characteristics of God that come to mind while praying? Is he a distant, unconcerned, reluctant yet powerful God who thinks of our prayers as trifles compared to his divine plan? Scripture gives a much better picture. In Luke 11: 11-13 Jesus asks this: “’What father...

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How to Know You are Relying on God

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What is the difference between trusting in God and confidence in ourselves? Isaiah 50:10-11 contrasts those who rely on God and those who rely on themselves: “Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. Behold, all you who kindle a...

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