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Prayer

Ask God for a Repeat Performance

 Ask God for a Repeat Performance “King Jehoshaphat went and stood before them and prayed aloud.” (2 Chronicles 20:5b-6a NLT) There is no problem that is too big or too small for you to pray about. Chronicles 20:5-6 says, “King Jehoshaphat went and stood before them and prayed aloud.” That’s a good thing to do! […]

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God Reveals Truth Through Biblical Teachers

God Reveals Truth Through Biblical Teachers “We do not speak in words taught by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, as we explain spiritual truths to those who have the Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:13 TEV) The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:11-12, “Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, […]

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Get God’s Power

Get God’s Power “For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” (1 Corinthians 4:20 NLT) To live a fulfilled life, you have to live by God’s power. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not just a lot of […]

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Happy People See God’s Bigger Picture

Happy People See God’s Bigger Picture   “I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News” (Philippians 1:12 NLT) If you want to be a happy person, you need to look at every problem from God’s viewpoint. Happy people […]

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God, Why Is This Happening to Me?

God, Why Is This Happening to Me?   “We don’t know everything, and our prophecies are not complete…. Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror. Later we will see him face to face. We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understand us.” […]

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Stop Building Walls, Start Building Bridges

Stop Building Walls, Start Building Bridges   “The Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear.” (2 Timothy 2:17a NLT) When you’re lonely, you need to focus on others and not yourself. The loneliest person in the world […]

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Bitterness Perpetuates Loneliness

Bitterness Perpetuates Loneliness   “The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them.” (2 Timothy 4:16 NLT) The Bible gives us some guidelines for what we should do when we are going through a season of loneliness. They are illustrated […]

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Everything Is Beautiful for Its Time

Everything Is Beautiful for Its Time   “God has made everything beautiful for its own time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11a NLT) The seasons of life include both good and bad times. Life is full of contrasts. We go through mountains, and we go through valleys. We go through successes, and we go through failures. We have wins, […]

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God Works for Your Good

God Works for Your Good   “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV) God has a purpose for every season of your life — the lonely seasons, the sad seasons, the seasons of success, the […]

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You Need to Join the Church

You Need to Join the Church “To God be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:21 TEV) You can show God’s glory by joining the family of God. The Bible says in Ephesians 3:21, “To God be the glory in the church and in […]

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Your Gifts Are for Other People

Your Gifts Are for Other People “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” (1 Peter 4:10 NLT) The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10-11, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use […]

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Acceptance Does Not Require Approval

Acceptance Does Not Require Approval   “Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.” (Romans 15:7 NLT) Did you know that every time you show love, it gives glory to God? Because God is love, and glory is revealing what God is really like. God says, “I […]

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For God’s Blessing, Put Him First

For God’s Blessing, Put Him First   “You should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory.” (1 Thessalonians 2:12 GW) The Kingdom of God is a present reality. It’s what we’re to be doing on the earth right now. The power of God […]

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Get to Know God As Father

Get to Know God As Father “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9 NIV) In the thousands of years covered in the Old Testament, God is called “Father” only seven times. People just didn’t think of God as Father. They thought of him as other […]

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Don’t Give in to Your Fears

Don’t Give in to Your Fears “From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again.” (2 Corinthians 1:10 TEV) God is watching over you, so don’t listen to your fears. This is a choice. Trust God, and […]

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