Tagged: Christian Life

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Face Your Fear (2)

One of the greatest breakthroughs in modern psychology is the Law of Reversibility. It works like this: when you feel a certain way, you act accordingly. And when you don’t feel like doing something, but you do it anyway, that...

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Face Your Fear (1)

There are different kinds of fear. One kind warns you to stay away from fire. The other cultivates respect for God (Psalms 2:11). Oswald Chambers said, ‘When you fear God, you don’t have to fear anything else.’ There’s another fear...

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Platforms

Standing on a specially-built platform within Jerusalem’s newly-built walls, Ezra the scribe read God’s Word to the people for six hours. As he read it they wept, worshipped, and went home rejoicing. Think: God’s Word is so powerful that all...

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Power in Prayer

When the Bible says, ‘Pray without ceasing,’ that means pray every day, not just periodically or when you’re in trouble or you need something ASAP. ‘The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (James 5:16 NKJV). The word...

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Three All-Important Questions

Following a plan is like using a GPS device (Global Positioning System). If it knows where you are, you tell it where you want to go, and it creates a personalized road map. The difference between a GPS and you...

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Love Your Pastor

Pastors have a tough job. They get more kicks than kisses. If a pastor is young he lacks experience; if he’s grey-haired he’s too old. If he has five kids he has too many; if he has none he’s setting...

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Goodbye to Non-Essentials

In the days of the Roman Empire, Olympic runners practiced with heavy weights strapped to their bodies. But on the day of the race all the weights were stripped from them; hence we are told in Scripture, ‘Let us lay...

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Be Strong in the Lord

The Bible says, ‘“God is strong”,’ and He wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up...

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The Word from the Top (5)

The seventh commandment says, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But Jesus takes it one step further by saying, ‘Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery…in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge...

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The Word from the Top (4)

The sixth commandment says, ‘You shall not murder.’ Now, most of us don’t need a lecture on murder, so let’s address the real issue: the tongue, which kills by destroying a person’s self-worth and future hopes. Paul writes: ‘For the whole...