WHAT VICTORY OR PAIN WOULD YOU SHARE?

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13 NIV) Having just recently observed the 4th of July and the significance of that day, I remember hearing amazing stories of Prisoners of War from WW II. Their tedious experiences, frightening ordeals, and their adventurous rescue plans are…

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WHAT MUST YOU DO? WHAT DO YOU GET?

“Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.” (Psalm 119:2) Meditation is an art to be practiced. It is a matter of mastering the art of being alone with Christ. We read in the gospels that when the disciples “were alone with the Master, He expounded all things to…

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WHAT THEN IS YOUR CONTRIBUTION?

“He who rescued us from so great a danger of death will continue to rescue us – we have set our hope on Him that He will rescue us again. You also are helping by your prayer for us, . . . for the gracious gift given us through the help of many.” (2 Corinthians…

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IS SHARING COMFORT YOUR MISSION?

“. . . As the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.” (2 Corinthians 1:5) In his second letter to the church in Corinth, together with Timothy, Paul writes of the hardships they faced in Asia. (2 Corinthians 1:8-10) So, we learn that it is possible to…

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GROWING IN

“Let perseverance finish its (perfect) work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:4 TLV) One of my favorite hobbies is gardening. I love to see things grow – don’t you? Each year on a significant day in my life, some friends in my neighborhood have presented me with a…

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UNWAVERING and UNFLAPPABLE

“I have set Adonai always before me. Since He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8-9) Are there times when you have wondered how Bible characters were not afraid to risk public shame to obey God in their day? Or, how a prestigious and well reputable man such as the…

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ARE YOU FRUITFUL?

“. . .You produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.” (John 15:2) Spring is here and the amateur gardeners are vigorously at work. The colorful flowers and the splendor of God’s creation is a delight to the eyes and the fragrance fills the room. But it just struck me that they are dead!…

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HAVE YOU LOOKED UP LATELY?

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky shows His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:2) TLV If you look around these days, atheists are a dime a dozen. It reminds me of a statement the President of the United States made some years ago. He said: “I am unable to understand them. . . and…

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WHAT’S YOUR CONVICTION?

“Therefore, . . . be assured of this: God has made this Jesus whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36 NIV) When the famous Hollywood personality, Sidney Poitier, left the Bahamas and came to New York as a teenager, he had no plans to be an actor. He simply stumbled into it because…

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WHY SHOULD GOD USE YOU? Part 1

WHY SHOULD GOD USE YOU? Part 1 “For we are His creation – created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) You and I are created with a purpose. It is the will of God for every believer to do good…

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