‘I Will Go’

Rebekah came to the well of water outside the city of Nahor in Mesopotamia. She did this most evenings for her family. One day she was met by a stranger, a man whose travelling party included 10 camels loaded with stuff. He was the servant of Abraham and he was...

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Ownership: Mine, Yours, Ours

God is the Father of all people everywhere who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. But He wants me to embrace Him as MY Father. The Lord Jesus is the Savior of the world, but He wants me to enjoy Him as MY Savior. God became a Person...

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Leap into the River of God

“As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him” (Matthew 9:9). Sometimes you just have to jump into the River of God. The Lord, by the Holy Spirit, gets a grip...

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Be Children, See Children

Jesus overheard something His disciples likely didn’t want Him to hear. They were at odds. At issue was the question as to who was the greatest among them. Their discussions on this matter led to a supreme teachable moment from the Savior. Christ took a child and set him before...

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All, Better Than More

Nimrod, it seems, was able to bring people together for a purpose.  The Bible refers to him as a man who became a mighty hunter. He made a direct challenge to the rule of the Lord. This happened sometime after the days of the great Flood. With the waters that...

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Threads of Faith

There’s a Bible story of two distressed people that shows up in three of the New Testament gospels. We read in Matthew, Mark, and Luke of this one sick woman and one heartbroken father. In these two people, we get pictures of the way that faith and power works through...

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The Way of the Blessed

What does it mean to be blessed? This is a significant Bible word. In fact, the word “blessed” starts off the book of Psalms, the collection of songs and hymn and laments God gave us. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands...

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The Last Shall be First

  The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us in 10:1, “Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honor.” What does it mean to have reputation? The Latin root tells us “reconsideration.” “to think again.”...

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Facing the Giant

David stepped out from the crowd and stared down a giant. The gruesome Goliath had come to bellow of his greatness. He paraded about in heavy armor and had been doing so for days. By his sheer size and strength, he sought to impose his will upon the people of...

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Identity — from Within or Without?

Romans 14:16 teaches:  “Let not then your good be evil spoken of.”  “Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemns not himself in that thing which he allows.” Romans 14:22 “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing...

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