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Genuine Salt of Humility

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Proverbs 15:33 Humiliation of soul always brings a positive blessing with it. If we empty our hearts of self, God will fill them with His love. If we desire close communion with Christ, we should remember the word of the Lord: “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles […]

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KNOWING GOD THROUGH JESUS

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Micah 6:6-8 There’s a simple message from God that is repeated over and over throughout Scripture—He delights far more in our efforts to know Him than in any gift we might offer Him. God created us with a deep desire to be known, so it shouldn’t be difficult for us to understand that seeking Him expresses our love better than […]

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Our Daily Bread

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  Read: Jeremiah 1:4-9 | Bible in a Year: 1 Samuel 1–3; Luke 8:26-56 Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5 The Viral Gospel Tuesday February 21st, 2017 David McCasland The Viral Texts project at Northeastern University in Boston is studying how printed content in the 1800s spread through newspapers—the social media network of that day. If […]

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The Meaning of a Name

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Read: Matthew 1:18-25 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 40–41; 2 Peter 3 You are to give him the name Jesus. Matthew 1:21 According to a New York Times article, children in many African countries are often named after a famous visitor, special event, or circumstance that was meaningful to the parents. When doctors told the parents of one child […]

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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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Give Me a Drink

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: John 4:13–14 “Give Me a drink.” Jesus said that. He was thirsty after walking on a very long journey during the heat of the day. Around noon, He came to a well in a town named Sychar. Jacob’s well was located in that ancient place. Tired and hot, Jesus sat down by that well. Soon, […]

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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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Beyond Disappointment

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Read: Genesis 29:14-30 | Bible in a Year: Ezekiel 22–23; 1 Peter 1 Hope in the Lord and keep his way. Psalm 37:34 Perhaps you’ve seen the video of the little boy who learns he’s getting another sister. In the middle of his meltdown he laments, “It’s always girls, girls, girls, girls!” The story gives an amusing glimpse into human […]

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Caleb’s Can-Do Attitude, Part Two

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by Charles R. Swindoll Scriptures: Joshua 14:12 Yesterday, I introduced you to Caleb, one of my all-time favorite Bible characters. Talk about a guy who stayed fit! What makes his story so exciting is that the man—at 85 years old—was still at it. He was ready for a brand-new challenge. And what was that? Please take the time to read […]

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