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God Blesses Messy People

Overall, would you say that the characters in the Bible have it all together or are a bit of a mess? If Genesis is any indication of the rest of the Bible (and it is), the answer is most certainly, they are a bit of...

Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

Pray without ceasing… —1 Thessalonians 5:17 Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as the breath in our lungs and the blood from our hearts. Our blood flows...

The Explanation For Our Difficulties

If you are going through a time of isolation, seemingly all alone, read John 17 . It will explain exactly why you are where you are— because Jesus has prayed that you “may be one” with the Father as He is. Are you helping God to answer...

Refreshing Water

"Resources for Christian Living" By Dr. Alan Redpath I want to speak to you concerning the resources for Christian living. I meet so many discouraged, defeated, disillusioned Christians! Some are in business life carrying heavy responsibilities, and the pressure of it all has proved too great. Their...

Waiting Patiently: A Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz

 Waiting Patiently: A Bible Study from Anne Graham Lotz Waiting for anything can be so hard. I don’t like to wait for my computer to boot up, for the light to turn green, for the oven to preheat, or for a scheduled call to come in....

The Family Influence Good or Bad

The Family Influence Good or Bad Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Proverbs 22:6 tells us, "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." What a great responsibility this places on parents. Records of royal lineage (1 Kings...

The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision

…you may be partakers of the divine nature… —2 Peter 1:4 We are made “partakers of the divine nature,” receiving and sharing God’s own nature through His promises. Then we have to work that divine nature into our human nature by developing godly habits. The first habit...

The Holy Spirit and Power

Dr. Erwin Lutzer (Moody Church Media) "The Holy Spirit and Power" I somehow feel we all find that there is one need which surpasses others in our Christian experience, and it is expressed in the one word “Power”—power to conquer temptation; power to pray; power to witness;...

God and Suffering

Question and Answer with Dr. Erwin Lutzer (Moody Church Media) Q: I’m struggling with the concept of God’s sovereignty. I’ve always thought that God had plan A, or B, or C, depending on what I chose in a given situation. But I heard you explain sovereignty as God...

Tragedy in the Church House

Tragedy in the Church House Matthew 5:14-15 Every Sunday countless people all over the world sit in church buildings with a false sense of security. They assume that their morality, lifelong church membership, or baptism will earn them a place in heaven. While many of these folks...