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Five Ways You Can Make God’s Love Real to Others

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35 (NKJV) Christians are given the extraordinary privilege—and the extraordinary challenge—of sharing God’s love ...

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Reflecting on Biblical Wisdom: 7 Journaling Prompts

Reading the Bible is a journey to hear from the Lord. It’s a time to pause and reflect on God and the truths of Scripture. Journaling as you read the Bible is a valuable way to process your thoughts, reflect on God, and apply biblical wisdom to your life. What better way to start the ...

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The Genealogy of Christ Revealed

Today genealogies are a thriving hobby for people who are interested in where they come from. In biblical times, genealogies were a vital part of Jewish society. In order to claim the privileges of Jewish citizenship, people had to be able to trace their lineage back generations. For that reason, the Jewish people kept meticulous ...

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What Really Sent the Shepherds to the Manger? Finding Hope in the Christmas Story

The angel’s announcement certainly got the attention of the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night. But it was something else that sent them hurrying toward a manger in Bethlehem. The Star of Wonder guided the Magi across the miles, but it was something else that fueled their journey. It was the same thing ...

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We Are Family

In Galatians 3:28, Paul emphasizes that three major social distinctions no longer matter in Christ: Ethnicity: “neither Jew nor Greek.” Socioeconomic status: “neither slave nor free.” Gender: “neither male nor female.” First-century culture was deeply divided along these lines. So was the church. But Paul stressed, “You are all one in Christ Jesus” (emphasis added). ...

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Diagnosis: Anxiety — Pinpointing the Source of Your Worry

Nov 11, 2018 |

Recent studies suggest that over 40 million Americans suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. That number, which represents roughly 18 percent of the population, probably doesn’t surprise you. Anxiety is practically a natural byproduct of the culture we live in. A Steady Stream of Bad News: Blame the 24/7 news cycle. Positive stories—the kind ...

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The Challenge of Contentment – Paul’s Message to Timothy

There is neither godliness nor contentment found in accumulating the things of this world.  What was Paul’s message to Timothy about contentment?   Paul’s young disciple Timothy had his hands full in Ephesus. The apostle had left Timothy in that city to oversee the organization of the church. Timothy was to provide consistent teaching, help ...

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Can You Give Me a Nano Summary of the Bible?

Nov 11, 2018 | |Max Anders

Could you tell someone the story of the Bible?  Could you summarize its teachings?  Could you articulate the main message the Bible is conveying?   These are three massive questions, and yet most Christian would like to be able to answer all three questions…first for themselves, and then for others. This is important because if ...

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Jesus’ Seven “I Am” Statements

Jesus’ “I am” statements would have particular significance to the first-century Jewish listener. God had revealed Himself to Moses with a resounding “I AM” (Ex. 3:14). Jesus used the same words to describe Himself (4:26; 6:20; 13:19). Below is a list of Jesus’ seven “I Am” statements in the book of John. “I am the ...

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Get the Most Out of Your Bible Study

I once heard the story of a new pastor fresh out of seminary who went to a rural church in Montana.  The first Sunday, only one cowboy showed up, so the pastor asked him if he wanted to go ahead and hear the sermon, or just go home, since no one else was there. The ...