The Way of Honor

“Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). Honor your father and your mother — tucked right into the Ten Commandments are these words that carry a significant God-promise. I believe that the...

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The Complaint Department

The curse of a complaining spirit can be read about in our Bibles, in the book of Numbers. The people were unhappy with God and with Moses, the man whom God has raised as their leader. It got so bad that a number of the people thought of their old...

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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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From This Time Forth …

We know that from the moment we receive Christ as our Personal Savior, we are forever His, forever a new creation, forever a temple of the Holy Spirit, forever hid with Christ in God and also in the Body of Christ. But we also must rehearse, know personally, and even...

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Crumbs from the Table

“… a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David, my daughter is severely oppressed by demon’” (Matthew 15:22). A mother, living in the territory that gave the world Jezebel, pleaded for her daughter. She came to the Son....

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Sorrow, Rage and Resurrection

Jesus came to earth and faced life and death at every level. To me, John 11 is the chapter that encapsulates all of these things about the ministry of Christ, the Son of the Living God. This chapter features the Lazarus story. It comes right after an account that reveals...

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