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Praise: An Expression of Love

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Psalms 150 Most of us have some idea what being in love feels like. When we’re apart, we constantly think about the object of our affection and look forward to spending time together. We often relate stories and describe attributes so everyone knows how wonderful this special person is. In a word, we praise our loved one. First Samuel 13:14 […]

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Victory Over Guilt

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1 John 1:9 At times people are bound by guilt long after the feeling should have been resolved. For some, this is appropriate because they refuse to give up the sin that brought it on. Others suffer the weight of false guilt because they harbor shame that doesn’t belong to them. Whatever the root cause of your self-condemnation, the battle […]

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How to Apply Biblical Principles

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Psalms 119:17-24 The idea of applying biblical principles is often misunderstood. It’s not simply a process of hear, believe, apply—as if one were putting on a new doctrine like a borrowed overcoat. Two steps are missing between believe and apply: explore and discover. To explore a biblical principle means studying Scripture to understand what the surrounding context is, what the […]

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The School of Obedience

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Welcome to God’s School of Obedience. Today and tomorrow we will be sitting in on a class called “Obedience 101.” For some of us, the lesson will be new material; for others, a good review. In this course, we are trying to master the essential elements of an obedient, God-honoring lifestyle. Here are a couple of things we […]

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The Reward of Letting Go

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Genesis 22:1-3 While it’s often a struggle to put everything on the altar, one thing I’ve learned is that you don’t have to understand how God will accomplish His plans. All He asks is that you surrender your will to His and trust that He will show you the way forward (Prov. 3:5-6). Abraham’s willingness to give up what was […]

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God’s Provisions in Adversity

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 As we determined yesterday, if you are not going through a difficult time, you likely will encounter one soon. Jesus assured us that we’d have many hardships in this life (John 16:33). As unpleasant as trials are, there are still many reasons for giving thanks. Yesterday, we looked at three provisions believers can count on during adversity: […]

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Through the Trials

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Matthew 14:22-34 No one gets through life without trials. Realistically, you are currently in a storm, just getting out of one, or about to enter a turbulent time. That is the bad news. Thankfully, we serve a good God who provides—even through dark times. Today’s passage tells of a stormy night on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus provides for us […]

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Confronting Conflict

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Confronting Conflict Galatians 2:11-16 The Scriptures record many instances of conflict between nations, among friends, and in families. Today we see the same types of problems. While fighting, people can say harsh and even unfair words. Their accusations create turmoil and emotional pain. What we believe will determine the way we respond to such difficulties. God’s Word proclaims His sovereignty […]

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Our Help in Weakness

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  Our Help in Weakness September 8, 2015 John 14:16-17 Following the Last Supper, Jesus took time to teach the disciples more about His mission and what would happen after He left the earth. He knew their darkest times lay ahead. They would experience despair at the death of their beloved Teacher, great joy at His resurrection, and sorrow at […]

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The Struggle with Unforgiveness – Part 1 and 2

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Do you ever find it difficult to forgive because you are too bitter, too proud, or you just don’t understand what forgiveness is all about? Perhaps you don’t realize the damaging consequences it can bring, such as emotional bondage, damaged relationships, and even physical or mental challenges. Be sure to catch Charles Stanley with In Touch at 2:30 and 9:30am […]

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