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Blessed are the Merciful

July 26, 2019 | by: Paul Tripp | 0 Comments

    I live in Philadelphia, and in parts of the city, streets are populated by homeless people. As you walk past someone begging, you feel a pang of sympathy. How tough must it be to have nowhere to live? What happened in their past that resulted in such circumstances? A moment later, you have forgotten about that homeless person. Yo... Keep Reading

Lay Aside the Weight of Insecurity

February 3, 2017 | by: John Bloom | 0 Comments

the following was taken from Desiringgod.org   When people are insecure, they can express it in very different ways, depending on their temperament, values, and conditioned habits, all often shaped by past experiences. In some, insecurity looks like meekness, compliance, and always assuming blame. In others, it looks like bravado, defiance, ... Keep Reading

the following is taken from denisonforum.org. A church bell rang for the first time in two years as Iraqi Kurdish forces continued their push toward Mosul. Located in Bartella, this primarily Christian town is nine miles from the ISIS stronghold. Kurdish forces secured around thirty-eight square miles and “a significant stretch” of t... Keep Reading

"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns." —Philippians 1:6 So, you say you tried Christianity and it didn't work for you? My reply: Nonsense! Let me ask you these questions: 1. After you were "converted," did you begin to study... Keep Reading

The following was taken from RelevantChildrensMinistry.com. There is a faith crisis happening in America. Half of Americans who have left their church say they no longer believe in God. And 25% of the nation now has no affiliation with any religion. These stats from a recent survey from Pew Research demonstrate a growing trend. More and more ki... Keep Reading

Lay Aside the Weight of Moodiness

August 20, 2016 | by: Jon Bloom | 0 Comments

The following was taken from desiringgod.org. Living in a fallen age, in fallen bodies, in which our fallen natures vie with our regenerate natures for control, we unfortunately cannot avoid the plague of bad moods. We are not, however, victims of these moods, and we certainly must not make others victims of them, either. Instead, we must devel... Keep Reading

The Only FOMO to Fear

August 6, 2016 | by: Tony Reinke | 0 Comments

Missing the boat, missing the bus, missing a spouse, missing a promotion, missing a stock tip, or missing a date with friends ... Keep Reading

Women, Trade Self-Worth for Awe and Wonder

July 16, 2016 | by: Jen Wilkin | 0 Comments

The following was taken from Desiringgod.org Women, Trade Self-Worth for Awe and WonderIf you’ve spent much time in Christian women’s circles, you may have noticed that we have devoted many gatherings to exploring our identity. Retreats, conferences, and topical Bible studies rush to assure us that we are redeemed and treasured, that ... Keep Reading

Don't Always Follow Your Conscience

May 13, 2016 | by: Andy Naselli | 0 Comments

the below was taken from Desiringgod.org Your conscience is your consciousness of what you believe is right and wrong. It’s a generally reliable instrument, so as a general rule you should follow your conscience. But general rules have exceptions. That voice in your head is not necessarily God’s voice. Sometimes your conscience may ... Keep Reading

Is Facebook Our Newest Religion

May 11, 2016 | by: Dr. Jim Denison | 0 Comments

the following was taken from denisonforum.org Facebook now has more than 1.6 billion users. Think about that fact for a moment. This means that Facebook is now larger than every nation on earth, surpassing China by nearly the population of America. It's also larger than the global number of Muslims, or Buddhists, or Hindus. At the rate Facebook ... Keep Reading

The Greatest Joy Is Still To Come

February 11, 2016 | by: David Mathis | 0 Comments

When we say that joy is not optional in the Christian life, we don’t mean that we ever have it in full in this life. We can promise joy in all its fullness, but that doesn’t mean we minimizing the significant hurdles, barriers, and infringements we face this side of heaven. And it doesn’t mean that we taste it all now with no exp... Keep Reading

How Do You Prepare for Sunday Morning?

January 26, 2016 | by: Jordan Kauflin | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago, my wife and I went out to eat on a date. On a whim, we decided to go see a movie as well. Just like that. No preparation, we just decided and went. The lack of preparation had absolutely no bearing on how much we enjoyed the movie. After all, we just wanted to be entertained. Unfortunately, we can often approach the Sunday me... Keep Reading

From August 28, 2013 Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Dream' still alive? The "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" was held 50 years ago today. It gathered more than 250,000 people in the National Mall—the largest public demonstration in American history to date. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivere... Keep Reading

Messy Marriages

October 29, 2015 | by: Lysa TerKeurst | 0 Comments

August 23, 2013   "But blessed is the man who trusts me, God, the woman who sticks with God." Jeremiah 17:7 (MSG) I threw the cup of orange juice across the kitchen. It felt good to do something, anything, to release all the surging anger and frustration. And I didn't even mind cleaning the pulpy, sticky mess. It felt soothing to know how ... Keep Reading

The Day My Fragile Identity As A Mom Melted

October 29, 2015 | by: Lysa TerKeurst | 0 Comments

From August 29, 2013   "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 (NIV) She had the most angelic sweetheart lips. Eyes blue as the most tranquil oceans. Blonde ringlet curls. Chubby cheeks begging to be kissed over and over. Little hands that instinctively curled arou... Keep Reading

A New Way To Process Conflict

October 29, 2015 | by: Amy Carroll | 0 Comments

From September 20, 2013   "When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly." Proverbs 31:26 (MSG) It was like we were speaking two different languages. Even though my friend and I were both talking in English, we couldn't seem to understand each other. I started the conversation with the assumption we woul... Keep Reading

The Silent Harvest

October 27, 2015 | by: Francis Frangipane | 0 Comments

In a dream I found myself inside the mind of a dying man. The man had been in a coma for some time; his family had been praying, but they did not know whether or not he had accepted Christ. All they were sure of is that, throughout his life, he had resisted their efforts to lead him to Christ. As I dreamt I became so acutely aware of the man's sta... Keep Reading

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