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you are light new king james study bible

You Are Called to Bring Light

Today’s world is full of pain and bitterness. So many groups feel deep disappointment. So many problems seem to defy solutions. A glance at the daily headlines reveals a tide of distrust, discord, and disharmony sweeping the planet. Can Christians be effective in such an environment? Not unless they recognize the pain and perplexities that

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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 19, 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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Jesus Poor New King James Study Bible

Jesus and the Poor

“Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.” A consummate communicator, Jesus began His sermon with a sentence that certainly must have riveted His audience. Probably most of them were poor. Their lives were far from easy; their rough, worn hands attested to that fact. The difficulties and hardships of their lives

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Challenge of Contentment New King James Study Bible

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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Jesus’ Miracles in Mark

Mark dedicates more of his account to Jesus’ miracles than any of the other Gospel writers. For Mark, these miracles were demonstrations of Jesus’ power—His power over disease, the forces of evil, even over nature. Many flocked to Him to be healed and fed. Some wondered who Jesus was. But others followed Him.   Here

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Can You Give Me a Nano Summary of the Bible?

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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cross jesus i am statements new king james study bible

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

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stories of gratitude in the bible

Attitudes of Gratitude: Stories of Thankfulness in the Bible

Thanksgiving was established as a national holiday in the United States by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The roots of the holiday can be traced back to 1621, when the Pilgrims offered a prayer of thanks before their meal with members of the Wampanoag Tribe. The Pilgrims were grateful for their first harvest in the

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