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Two Reasons To Be Courageous Christians

DEUTERONOMY 31:7-8 – Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land that the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall put them in possession of it. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be…

The Elements in a Christian Life

LUKE 10:2, 27, 33-34, 38-42-2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with…

Do We Really Want to Know?

1 PETER 4:7-8 – The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” Today’s scripture is a great place for some thorough self-examination. If we really want to know how much of the love of Christ we are…

How’s Our Ministry to Other Believers Going?

HEBREWS 6:10 – For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.” Before we move into today’s nugget, two things need to be clarified. First, we are in the ministry. The book of Hebrews is not a pastoral epistle or written to…

Nothing Comes Out of the Blue

PSALM 31:14-15 – But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors.” I am sure we have heard these words from someone or about someone when a circumstance or situation comes out well, “I/he/she was lucky. That really turned out…

The Greatest Gift We Give to People

JOB 2:11-13: Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him. And when they saw him from a distance, they did not recognize him. And…