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Five Things to Know About the Resurrection of Christ

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. – Matthew 28:6 (KJV)   Because of the Resurrection, Christians receive both eternal life (John 11:25) and spiritual power (Eph. 1:19, 20). Christ’s resurrection also provides for the future resurrection of believers (1 Cor. 15:20) and ...

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Five Guidelines for Building a Strong Marriage

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

As Jesus recalls the melodrama of God’s presentation of Eve to Adam, He says, “But from the Beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ “For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh” (Mark 10:6-8). This passage presents ...

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Evangelism?

Evangelism gives Christians an opportunity to participate in God’s work of arranging for others what was arranged for us: an introduction to Jesus Christ. God, in his loving grace, gives us roles in his plan of salvation. In order to make the most of our opportunity, however, we need to understand what God’s Word says ...

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An Ancient Tradition of Worship in a Modern World

Worship has existed since … well, since humankind has existed. Adam and Eve lived in a paradise. They experienced God’s creation before the Fall, in all of its unimaginable splendor. They walked with God Himself in the cool of the evening. You think they weren’t bursting with expressions of worship and gratitude? So when we ...

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Take Up the Full Armor of God

Dr. John MacArthur’s new book, One Faithful Life, is a harmony of the Apostle Paul’s message and life, weaving together his letters, the book of Acts, and important background information from the Gospels into a seamless narrative. Enjoy this brief excerpt from the study of Ephesians. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and ...

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What Is Lent and Why Do Christians Practice It?

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. On the calendar that’s a span of 46 days. However, the six Sundays that fall within that span are not counted, which means there are 40 official days of Lent. Those 40 days represent the 40 days ...

Surviving and Thriving in an Anxiety-Filled Culture

Surviving and Thriving in an Anxiety-Filled Culture

Anxiety is a relentless foe, but it’s not an invincible one. Once you understand its tendencies in your life, you can map out a strategy that robs its power and weakens its impact on your life. Find out what you’re up against. The first step is to get an accurate read on the nature and ...

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The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament: Infographic

Some Bible readers assume that the Spirit’s activity in Scripture is limited to the New Testament. But actually He is just as active in the Old Testament.   This infographic illustrates 13 examples of the Holy Spirit working in the Old Testament. For a more detailed look at seven ways the Holy Spirit works through ...

Four Ways to Deepen Your Trust in God

Four Ways to Deepen Your Trust in God

“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Those were the words of a desperate father, struggling to trust the Lord to heal his epileptic son. He wanted to put his full confidence in God, but wasn’t sure how to do it. If that dilemma seems all-too-familiar to you, here are four things you can ...

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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 ...