Silent Words

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance” (Proverbs 15:13a). It “doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). When the Spirit-filled Christian ministers to an individual and communicates Christ’s life, there is a language in the countenance. The Word of God produces a cheerful...

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Seeing the Risen Savior

The foundational truth of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world (2). He shed His blood for mankind (3), and imputes His own righteousness to all who believe (4). It is this truth that saves people from everlasting punishment and makes them...

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Break Through to Maturity

Immaturity is a great hindrance to growing in Christ. When a believer allows it to dominate him. He is literally allowing Satan to rob his entire reason for living. Immaturity is caused by a lack of grace applied to the soul. Whenever the Christian fails, it is so important for...

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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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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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