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Looking for specks

Luke 6:41-42 (NLT2) 41  “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 42  How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in … Continue reading

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Live your faith

James 2:18 (NLT2) Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” We can prove our faith by our commitment to … Continue reading

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Not to be kept private

“Christianity is unquestionably a personal experience. It is also unquestionably not a private experience.” —William Barclay Romans 1:16 (NLT2) For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. Today’s Best … Continue reading

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“The word worry is from a word that means “to strangle.” That’s what worry does to us. It chokes us. It cuts off our emotional and spiritual air supply so that we get frustrated and angry.” —Tony Evans Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell … Continue reading

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The Spirit of this Age

Romans 12:2 (NLT)  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. The church that marries the spirit … Continue reading

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Self-discipline

“Liberty is the right to discipline ourselves in order not to be disciplined by others.”—Clemenceau 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. Elesha Hodge, comp., Today’s Best Illustrations – Volumes 1-4, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity … Continue reading

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Forgiveness matters

When forgiveness is necessary, don’t wait too long. We must begin to forgive, because without forgiving, we choke off our own joy; we kill our own soul. People carrying hate and resentment can invest themselves so deeply in that resentment that they gradually define themselves in terms of it. —Lewis … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled

Ephesians 5:6 (NLT) Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. The holiness of God, the wrath of God and the health of the creation are inseparably united. Not only is it right for God … Continue reading

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Stop Complaining

Don’t complain and talk about all your problems—80 percent of people don’t care; the other 20 percent will think you deserve them. —Mark Twain Proverbs 19:3 (NLT) People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD. Today’s Best Illustrations – Volume 5, (Carol Stream, … Continue reading

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Christian Morality

“Morality does not make a Christian, yet no man can be a Christian without it.”  –Daniel Wilson (1778-1858) 1st Corinthians 15:34 (NLT)  Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all. Edythe Draper, Draper’s Book … Continue reading

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