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Become a Missionary This Christmas

Here are four phrases to consider if you’d like to become a missionary this Christmas....

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Nerves of Steel: 6 Questions with Tammie Jo Shults

When young Tammie Jo Bonnell first watched fighter jets race across the New Mexico skyline, she felt the desire to become a pilot but little did she know God was inviting her on a journey that would inspire countless of people through her commit to faith, courage, and family. Today Captain Tammie Jo Shults is a retired navel pilot, known for being one of the first female fighter pilots in US Navy history, and the storied captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which she safely landed after the aircraft suffered a major engine failure and rapid decompression....

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Who Are the Biblical Patriarchs?

The term “patriarch” refers to the founder or ruler of a tribe, family, or clan. The Israelites traced their ancestry to one man—“the patriarch Abraham.”...

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7 Verses and 7 Prayers for Your Pastor

October’s Pastor Appreciation emphasis in many churches is a good reminder to pray for our servant-leaders during the month, of course. But these godly men and women stand in need of prayer every single day. Use these prayers as a starting point in your prayer time this month but let them also help you develop ...

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Three Stories to Help Young People Find Identity in Christ

Every bit as valuable as the Bible’s words of encouragement, wisdom and inspiration are its stories of people, like us, who learned life-changing lessons—lessons that still apply today. These stories can be valuable utensils in a parent’s toolbox. No matter what situation you and your child are facing, you can find a Bible story that fits it. Case in point: If you’re trying to help your child find his or her identity in Christ, here are three stories you can use to shed light on the process....

How Do We Align Our Careers with Our Faith in Christ?

Our faith and identity in Christ encompasses and influences every aspect of our lives, including the long-term decisions we make in our careers. One of the most important decisions we face is what to do with our lives. The question is, how do we choose a career path that aligns with our identity in Christ? Here are four tips to consider....

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How to Be a Source of Hope to Your Community

In the wake of natural disasters and human tragedies, it’s not unusual for caring people from all walks of life to come together to provide for those who suffered loss. Some volunteers have a lot to offer; others, not so much. Yet all of them give from their own surplus to help others who have less. What if the followers of Christ applied the same model when it comes to hope?...

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Wives are Called to be Strong and Affirming

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. – Matthew 6:33 (NKJV)   Being a godly wife begins with the right priorities — nourishing your personal relationship to God (Matt. 6:33), ministering to your husband (Prov. 18:22; 19:14), nurturing your children (2 Tim. 1:5), keeping ...

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Help Each Other Grow Up in Faith

Apr 4, 2019 | |Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Co-Founders of FamilyLife

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. – Colossians 3:14   Do you want to grow up in your faith? Do you and your spouse desire to the know the deep joy that comes from maturing in your relationship with God?If so, I have an insider’s secret that ...

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The Virtuous Wife of Proverbs

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her – Proverbs 31:10-11 (NKJV)   Many outstanding godly women appear throughout the Bible, but the virtuous wife described here merits special praise (Prov. 31:29). This woman is not an actual woman, but rather an ...