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The Real Thing (Sept 16)

he real thing—the heart of the gospel—is Christ living in you and me. The key to living the Christian life is not trying hard to live by the rules in my own strength and power. It is all about a grace based relationship with the one who loves me most—Jesus. Continue reading

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Good News (Sept 14)

Did you notice how abruptly Galatians begins? Paul normally begins with a long thanksgiving passage and then a prayer for the church. But this time, he gets right to the point. His words are pointed and passionate. That should tell you that he was very concerned about the Galatian church–very concerned about any attempt to distort the gospel and keep us from the freedom we have in Christ. Continue reading

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A Hope That Will Not Disappoint (July 18)

His situation was absolutely hopeless. How could Abram and Sara—well past child bearing years—become the father of many nations? Continue reading

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A Heart That Trusts (July 17)

If you are looking for an example of faith, real faith, it’s hard to ignore Abraham. Clearly, he trusted God. Continue reading

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Always Enough (June 16)

first God used ravens to feed Elijah. Each morning and evening they would bring meat and bread to Elijah. After a period of time, though, God used another method. This new method required an even greater measure of faith and obedience. Continue reading

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Come on Now, Let’s Go! (May 13)

Are you a risk taker? God often calls his people to move beyond their comfort zones to a place of risky faith. This is the story of how God used a risk-taking leader and one loyal armor bearer. Continue reading

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We Should Not Give Up

Persistent prayer and persevering faith are missing elements in much of our prayer. Jesus reminds us in this parable how important it is not to give up in our praying. He also shows us that it is not only being persistent in prayer that is important, but also persevering in our faith when we pray. Continue reading

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Lessons of Faith (Mar 13)

He was a godly man; faithful and diligent in the service of the Lord. Yet even Zechariah wavered in doubt when confronted by the impossible thing God intended to do. Continue reading

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Faith that Refuses to Give Up

She continues to make her case. Her persistent cries for help—her persistent faith—have not gone unnoticed. Jesus is amazed to see such faith in a Canaanite woman, and is pleased to grant her prayer. “‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed that very hour.” Continue reading

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A Risk of Faith (Jan 13)

Scripture tells us that “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6). Note how pleased Jesus was to find faith in each of these people. Also note the incredible things accomplished through that faith. Continue reading

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