Face Trials with the Word and the Spirit

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,” (1 Peter 4:1). Think as Jesus thought. Sounds like a tough assignment, does it not? The good news is that we have the same...

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How the Lasts are Made First

The last shall be first. Jesus said these words more than once. And those who heard the Savior say them were mystified. Even the ones who hung out with Jesus most were confused over this declaration. It stood so counter the way things are in the world. The rich and...

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Wishful Thinking

Wishful thinking can be larger than life. Lets begin with one man’s observations about the atheist, the politician, and the diplomat. “The definitely concrete fact that they (the atheist), do not acknowledge God determines their knowledge of God. And the fact that they do not want to admit His existence,...

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Incorruptible Seed

Take a seed in your hand – a tomato seed for instance. Examine it carefully. It does not seem like much could come from it. Such a seed is so small, and it possesses a tough and hard exterior. By surface observation, a seed doesn’t look like much at all....

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A Death without Dying

Many mysteries doth life bring to us. Why so? We are not all-knowing, in fact, on the extreme side of finite do we face the simple day. Quickly we learn some routines — get out of bed, wash our face, prepare a small breakfast, get in the car, etc. Sometimes...

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Illness Need Not Offend Me

A pastor, during missions convention, spoke of our afflictions (which oftentimes plague us), and he asked this question: Are you going to compare your affliction with the glory of God? When I ignore that question, I end up speaking more of my affliction than I do of my deliverer. I...

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Freely Give

Are you writing books, writing songs, are you making or creating something unique that you hope will be a benefit? Whatever that is that you have been gifted with by the Lord, are you willing for it to be 5 loaves and 2 fish? Are you willing to give it...

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