A House or Home?

Many Christians live in houses instead of homes. A house is where a person lives, eats, drinks, sleeps, etc., but there is no meaningful relationship with those who are living there. They never really get to know each other. Faces may be familiar, but the hearts are far apart. They...

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The Right Diet

More important than physical food is spiritual food. “My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work” (John 4:34). Paul says about Israel, “They all ate the same spiritual food” (I Corinthians 10:3, NIV). Those who overcome are able to eat from...

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Know Your Conviction

All throughout the Bible, there are countless examples of Christians who have accepted Jesus as their personal savior, but do not have specific convictions about what they believe and how they are to interact in their daily lives. II Timothy 2:15 states, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a...

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Seek the Lord

One of the great temptations for Christians in the twentieth century is to become familiar with the Word of God. Why? Because it is so easy to become entertainment-oriented. Believers often forget that they must prepare their hearts for the preaching of God’s Word. Therefore, they have a very small...

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An Open Door

There is something threatening about closed doors. We all face them. Sometimes a door is closed because we are intimidated by what it seems to be. It is almost as if it becomes bolted by our cold unbelief. Amos spoke of the courageous being so intimidated that “he that is...

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The Accusers Must Flee

Many believers feel they have damaged their memories through past experiences with drugs, alcohol, prescribed medication, immoral living, or wrong decisions. This is not true. These things may suppress the memory, but they cannot permanently harm it. Just as years of wrong decisions may have suppressed the memory, so can...

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The Burden-Bearers

“The strength of the burden-bearers is weakening, and there is much rubbish; we are not able to work on the wall” (Nehemiah 4:10, Amplified). How important do you think your prayer life is to the local assembly you are a part of? In this passage, we see that Nehemiah needed...

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