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Gods Master Piece

You Are God’s Masterpiece

You Are God’s Masterpiece “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT) The reason you have value is because of what God says about you, not because of what other people say about you. Many […]

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God Can Use Your Messy Life for Good

                    God Can Use Your Messy Life for Good “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God.” (Romans 8:28 NLT) One of God’s great promises in the Bible is Romans 8:28: “We know that God causes everything […]

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Choose Grace, Not Bitterness

Choose Grace, Not Bitterness   “See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” (Hebrews 12:15 NIV) If you’re still holding on to resentment, then someone is controlling you. Have you ever said, “You make me so mad”? […]

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Forgiveness vs. Restoration of Trust

Forgiveness vs. Restoration of Trust “Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19 NIV) Who has a better arsenal to repay, you or God? Who can settle the score better, you or God? […]

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Your Daily Bread

Your Daily Bread   “People do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 8:3 NLT) When Jesus says we’re to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” he’s talking about far more than just bread. In fact, the Bible tells us […]

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God Is Close

God Is Close “The Lord is near to all who call on him.” (Psalm 145:18) God is not as far away as the furthest star. He’s as close as your next heartbeat. He’s right there with you every moment. The Bible says in Acts 17:27, “God did this so that they would seek him and […]

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You Are Accepted

You Are Accepted   “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 4:9 NIV)   Most of us spend our entire lives trying to earn acceptance. We want […]

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Serve Out of Design, Not Duty

Serve Out of Design, Not Duty “Be honest in your estimate of yourselves.” (Romans 12:3 NLT) Most people these days are moving so fast that they don’t have time to listen to their heart any more. The Bible says that God wants you to listen to your heart. He wants you to look at what […]

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Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close

Broken Heart? The Lord Is Close “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18 NIV) Everybody has had their heart broken in some way — maybe by disappointment, fear, shame, rejection, or ridicule. I would say to you, as your friend, I’m sorry. I really am. […]

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Just Do Something

Just Do Something “Give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.” (Romans 6:13 NLT) How do you start using the spiritual gifts God put inside of you? Here are four […]

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Use Your Gifts As an Act of Worship

Use Your Gifts As an Act of Worship “When you produce much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified.” (John 15:8a AMP) When you use the gifts that God has given you, it is an act of worship. What is it that makes God smile? Some people think God only smiles when you’re praying or […]

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Function Follows Form

Function Follows Form “There are different spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, and yet the same Lord is served. There are different types of work to do, but the same God produces every gift in every person.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-6 GW) In architecture, form follows function. Tell […]

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Every Life Matters

Every Life Matters “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7 NIV) All life is sacred. It is the mentality of “some lives matter more than others” that caused the Holocaust. That was the mentality of […]

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Accept Yourself — Flaws and All

Accept Yourself — Flaws and All “My friend, I ask, ‘Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?’” (Romans 9:20 CEV) Spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, experiences — these are the five things that make you, […]

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God’s Grace in Full Force

God’s Grace in Full Force “Now that the worst is over, we’re pleased we can report that we’ve come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world — and even more importantly, face you with our heads held high. But it wasn’t by any fancy footwork on our part. It […]

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