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A Lesson on Faith

Can someone’s approach to faith actually be self-centered? What causes us to question our own faith when the circumstances of life are particularly difficult? Have you ever found yourself echoing the words of the apostles, when they asked Jesus, “increase our faith”? I know I have. In Luke 17:5 we…

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Posted in Christian Living Getting to Know God

Trusting God

What does the Bible say about trusting God? Is there ever a time in which “trusting” could be too risky? What about false trust? A Matter of Faith Let’s begin by reading Hebrews 11:1-40. It is a passage about faith (our inner or spiritual trust in God and God’s Word)….

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Posted in Christian Living Suffering and Grief

Walking Through the Valleys

As I walked through the valleys of abuse, unfairness, pain, depression, loss and grief in my own life, nothing has been more important to me than remembering the Lord’s promises and listening to the words of comfort that He shares with us in His word. Some of them have come…

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Posted in Christian Discipleship Christian Living Dealing with Sin

What Is Sin?

People sometimes ask us to explain what the Bible means when it speaks of sin. When they ask about the nature of sin and God’s purpose with us, they are asking about a truly cosmic subject. In this short article we’ll discuss the biblical teaching of sin as well as…

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Life in Christ: Living Like a Christian

Christians are saved by God’s gift, not by works. Good behavior cannot earn us salvation. But Christianity does have behavioral expectations. It involves changes in the way we live. God created us for relationships, and so he has certain desires for the way we interact with other people. We are…

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Posted in Christian Living Getting to Know God

The Reason for the Season

The Advent Season leads up to and culminates in the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week we review a step towards that awesome and remarkable event. It is a good time to pause and ponder the act that changed everything. What appeared to…

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Posted in Christian Living Christianity at Work Suffering and Grief

Stress Management

Stress — in many ways an unavoidable effect of living — could be the very thing that is slowly killing you. We hear about it all the time, and we experience its detrimental effects. In some cases we may even be unknowingly looking for it. Yet, few really understand it,…

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Posted in Christian Living Christianity at Work

The Purpose of Work

When we think about work, all too many seem to believe that it is a necessary evil. They would rather be somewhere else, enjoying some other activity they find much more pleasurable. Others, instead, actually find their identity in what they do. To them, work is a necessity, a distraction,…

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Posted in Christian Living Relationships

Step-Parenting: Mission NOT Impossible

Taking on the role of a step-parent may seem like stepping into an episode of Mission Impossible, but it really does not have to be that way. Surely, the role of a step-parent is difficult and challenging, but it is NOT impossible. The Lord has given you this opportunity. However,…

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Posted in Christian Living Dealing with Sin Relationships

Forgiveness

Perhaps the best way to start our study on forgiveness is to actually pause and think. Yes, let’s think together. Can anyone of us claim to be sinless, that we have never done anything wrong? Indeed, we are all sinners, and we have all rebelled against God in one way…

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Posted in Christian Living The Bible

Spiritual First Aid from the Word of God

The Bible is the written word of God. In it, you can find much help and encouragement for every situation in life. We encourage you to note those teachings when you find them. Then, when you are in need, you can refer to them again easily. At first, however, it…

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A Glimpse Into Eternity

Some things in life are just like watching a movie — you cannot fully understand the end unless you first see the beginning. In a sense, understanding what God has in store for us is similar.  We need to take a look at the beginning to understand the full impact…

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Posted in Christian Living The Church

A New Perspective

Joni Eareckson Tada writes about her perspective at the time just after her tragic diving accident: “There I was, out of the rehab center only a few weeks, sitting upright and awkward in my bulky wheelchair and wondering what to do about Sunday morning. I knew my church had been…

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