Keep Sowing

Throughout the Old Testament, we notice that one always reaps what he sows (2). “Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters” (Isaiah 32:20a). This is one of the most vital principles found in the Scriptures. It is easy to stop sowing the precious seed of Christ’s life. Sowing is...

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Lay Aside Every Weight

Did you ever begin an exercise program only to find that your physical condition is not quite what you had expected? Until you started exercising, all was fine; it is only afterwards that you realized the hindrances. As believers, we are running a race. As we continue in the Christian...

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Roll Your Cares on Him

“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life” (Matthew 6:25a, Amplified). There is no greater cancer in our society than the disease of worrying – being anxious. Some people worry when things are going well, and they worry when things are not going well....

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Incense to the Throne

God loves the one who trusts Him in prayer in the midst of reactionary attitudes and double-mindedness. Motives determine the effectiveness of prayer (2), and motives are determined by faith. If we are caught off guard by a lack of faith, the enemy invades the heart and robs it of...

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God’s Purpose

There certainly will be times in our lives when we will be surrounded by darkness. Our first reaction is often to get out of it as quickly as possible, but let us consider the purpose God has for troublesome times. In difficulties, we can do one of two things: we...

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Grace for Grace

What is grace? First, it depends upon who God is and what He has done. Second, it is something that we never merit. Third, we receive it by responding in faith to God’s Word. Fourth, when we start to learn the Word of God, we must understand that it is...

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Thanksgiving

Joy – “Chara” – is a gratitude and thanksgiving produced by the Spirit, something that is produced in man by God. Thanksgiving is not something that always shows but that always is. It is inner gratefulness. God’s love produces joy. Galatians 5:22, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,...

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Seeing Others in Christ

In John 21, Peter is asked by Jesus, “Do you love me more than all the things of the world?” Peter replied with emotional affection. Peter could only love the Lord with conditional love, which produces a conditional commitment and faith. The life of Jesus exemplified an unconditional commitment –...

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“Watch Ye. . .”

“Set up the standard… make the watch strong, set up the watchmen…” Christians must learn the meaning of watching with Christ in prayer. The truly spiritual believer has learned to be deeply stirred and moved by the Holy Spirit. He knows the great privilege of spiritual warfare, and therefore, does...

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