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‘Saved Through Faith’

The Bible says, ‘By grace you have been saved through faith’. Faith in Christ alone gives us the assurance of heaven. Poet Henry van Dyke put it like this: ‘I am standing upon the seashore. A ship…spreads her white sails...

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Step into the Water

When Jesus was baptized, ‘the heavens were opened to Him…And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”’ (vv. 16-17 NKJV). That day when Jesus stepped into the River Jordan,...

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A Faith Perspective

Roman prisons were terrible places. Offenders were stripped, flogged, and placed in leg irons. Their blood-soaked clothing wasn’t changed even in the dead of winter. And the ‘inner cell’ (Acts 16:24 NIV 2011 Edition) where Paul and Silas were imprisoned...

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‘Now’ Faith

When you’re in the middle of a crisis, what you really believe manifests itself in your words, attitude, and actions. When Lazarus died and his sister Martha said, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died’...

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Walk by Faith (2)

When you decide to fly to a certain destination, these things all have to work together: 1) You must identify the right airline and flight schedule that will get you to your intended destination. 2) The plane must operate on...

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Walk by Faith (1)

A blind man with a guide dog ‘walks by faith’ in his dog. He believes that what the dog sees will be translated into a signal that tells him when it’s time to go, stop, turn right or left. And...

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR TEMPTATIONS (1)

Many of us suffer unnecessarily because of our misconceptions about temptation. The first one is: expecting your temptations to cease—or at least decrease. When the Israelites entered the Promised Land they had the same expectation. They were surprised that the...

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The God of All Comfort (1)

Of all the names given to God in Scripture, none is more consoling than ‘…the God of all comfort, Who comforts us in all our troubles…’ (vv. 3-4 NIV). Notice the words ‘all comfort’. That means there are no exceptions...

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Thriving in the Combat Zone (1)

Salvation enlists you into the service of Jesus, the King of Kings. His battles become your battles, and His strategies your strategies. There are no exemptions; you’re ‘in for the long haul’. Satan has declared war on you, and it’s...

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How to Accomplish Great Things (3)

It’s said that of all the people who have dreams, only one out of ten will fulfill theirs. Why? Because the other nine never started! To enter the Promised Land, Israel had to cross the Jordan River when it was...