The Disciplined Child

Many people do not respond positively to constructive criticism because of a poor self-image. Criticism may wound an individual rather than correct him. God’s unconditional love accomplishes more by edifying the person without compromising the details. Whenever you practice this principle with your children you are giving them an impartation...

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Shut the Door

Matthew 6:6 states, “But thou, when thou prayest, enter int thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” The Father wants to spend time with you in secret. He wants...

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Pure Conviction

Pure convictions are derived from the standard of God’s Word. We must not allow our natural design or desires to affect or change our convictions. Opinions can fluctuate anywhere from legalism to lasciviousness, but in every case they deceive the soul and keep it from receiving conviction. They also make...

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The Word Must Prevail

Many times, a believer will continually confess his problems to others. He talks about what he is trying to do, but his solutions never seem to work. Actually, by constantly talking to others the problem is magnified and the emotions become wounded. There are times when the believer needs other...

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Right Before Their Eyes

“For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God” (II Corinthians 4:15). Whenever we face trials and persecutions, it is not only for our sakes, but so that it may result in thanksgiving for many. When...

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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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Knowing Him

One of the greatest needs that we have is to get to know the Heavenly Father’s heart. Many serve, but they do not really know the one that they serve. Many preach, but forget to present the character and nature of the One whom they speak about. Why? They do...

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Precious Promises

The “exceeding great and precious promises” of God to his children include every provision necessary for the believer to partake of the divine nature of Jesus Christ. The Father is the source of all power, the Son is the expression of the Father, and our earthen vessels are used to...

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Wait for Guidance

All Christians have gifts and talents of some kind. We have special areas where we excel. However, we need to be careful when we display these areas, lest we make our own strength our god (2) and fail to rely on the Lord. When Jesus was led into the wilderness...

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Joint-Heirs of His Promises

As joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and partakers of the divine nature, every child of God is the heir of every promise of God in His Word. Hebrews 6:17-20 contains multiple assurances and promises concerning the faithfulness of God to keep that which He has promised. There are so many promises...

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