Monthly Archives: January 2018

Newborns

1 Peter 2:1-2 (NIV) 1  Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, Instant Christianity tends to make the faith act terminal and … Continue reading

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The inner essence of life

1 Chronicles 28:9 (NIV) And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but … Continue reading

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Money won’t change you (unless it makes you worse).

1 Timothy 6:9 (NIV) People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. If you were a jerk before, you’ll be a bigger jerk with a billion dollars. —Warren Buffet Today’s Best Illustrations … Continue reading

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The ones furtherest from God

Matthew 7:22-23 (NIV) 22  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ We must … Continue reading

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The prayer of faith

James 5:16 (NIV)   Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. The prayer of faith engages the heart of God, meeting God’s conditions of spiritual life and victory. –A. … Continue reading

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Be in your right mind

Matthew 22:37 (NIV)  Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” “When you rule your mind, you rule your world.” —Bill Provost Today’s Best Illustrations – Volume 5, (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today, 1997), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, … Continue reading

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The measure of ourselves

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) 1  Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. 2  Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing … Continue reading

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Longing after God

Psalm 63:1 (NIV)  O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought … Continue reading

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God’s House

Psalm 24:1 (NIV) The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. There are a hundred touches of kindness that come to us every day to tell us that we are not orphans or outcasts upon the earth. Every trace of order, … Continue reading

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In the last days

2 Timothy 3:1-2 (NIV) 1  But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. The answer [to television] is not censorship, but more citizenship in the corporate boardroom … Continue reading

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