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He Loves You

The Importance of Understanding God’s Love

The Importance of Understanding God’s Love He Loves You “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT) God loves you so much that he sent Jesus on a mission of love […]

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Love

Make Love Your Life Purpose

Make Love Your Life Purpose “Love is more important than anything else. It is what ties everything completely together.” Colossians 3:14 (CEV) Do you want to know how to best spend your life? Here it is: The best use of your life is love. God says you need to make learning how to love your […]

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Goals & Dreams

Exercise Faith by Setting Goals

Exercise Faith by Setting Goals “An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions.” Proverbs 17:24 (GN) Most of what we do on a daily basis won’t matter in five minutes, much less five years. We do a lot that really doesn’t matter. To achieve your dreams in life, […]

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You are Strong

Overwhelmed? Stand Strong

Overwhelmed? Stand Strong “Put your trust in the Lord your God and you will stand your ground. Believe what his prophets tell you, and you will succeed.” (2 Chronicles 20:20b GNT) The biggest mistake people make when we’re overwhelmed is focusing on the problem. We don’t look to God. We put our eyes on the […]

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Trust & Obey

To Get God’s Power, Give Him Your Trust

To Get God’s Power, Give Him Your Trust   “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NLT) A right relationship with Jesus is foundational to every area of your life. Your physical health is no exception. Through a secure relationship with Jesus, you can grow and change in ways […]

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Done in Gods Love

Life: a Lesson in Love

Life: a Lesson in Love “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.’” Matthew 22:36-39 (LB) If you want your life to count, you have to focus it. You […]

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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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Fear-Not

Avoid the Trap

Avoid the Trap TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25, NIV. TODAY’S WORD: Fear is one of the enemy’s favorite tools to keep us from going forward in our lives. As soon as we make a decision to step out […]

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Amazing You

God Has a Plan for 2015. Shouldn’t You?

God Has a Plan for 2015. Shouldn’t You? “[God] planned to bring all of history to its goal in Christ. Then Christ would be the head of everything in heaven and on earth.” Ephesians 1:10 (GWT) Goal setting isn’t just a good idea for productivity. It’s a spiritual discipline, like prayer, fasting, giving, and reading […]

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Trust God for a Second (or Third or Fourth) Chance

Trust God for a Second (or Third or Fourth) Chance “By faith we have been made acceptable to God. And now, because of our Lord Jesus Christ, we live at peace with God.” Romans 5:1 (CEV) If you’re like most of us, you could use a second chance to get healthy in 2014. A December […]

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Find a Model, Be a Model

Find a Model, Be a Model “I have set the example, and you should do for each other exactly what I have done for you.” (John 13:15 CEV) Have you ever used a pattern? If you’ve ever sewn anything or done any woodwork, you’ve used a pattern. It’s the quickest way to reduce mistakes, save […]

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Five Ways to Relax in God’s Grace

Five Ways to Relax in God’s Grace   “Be careful that no one fails to receive God’s grace.” (Hebrews 12:15a NCV) How do you learn to “R.E.L.A.X.” in the liberating grace of God? Realize nobody’s perfect. Psalm 119:96 says, “Nothing is perfect except your words” (LB). What society tells you isn’t perfect. What popular opinion […]

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Jesus Paid For Everything You Ever Did Wrong – by Rick Warren

Jesus Paid For Everything You Ever Did Wrong “Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness.” (Ephesians 1:7 GWT) There have been a lot of great religious teachers throughout history. They’ve all had good things to say, but what makes Jesus […]

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You Are God’s Work of Art

You Are God’s Work of Art   “You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body. I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.” (Psalm 139:13-14 NCV) God made you in an amazing and wonderful way! […]

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God’s Pours His Goodness Into Us – by Rick Warren

God’s Pours His Goodness Into Us   “God says he will accept and acquit us — declare us ‘not guilty’ — if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been […]

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