“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” – A. W. Tozer

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Being with Jesus changes us (2)

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) (This is a continuation of a previous post.) The change…
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Being with Jesus changes us

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) Something happens when we are with Jesus. More specifically,…
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God's desire is to be with you

As we think about being with Jesus, let’s remember that this all started with God’s desire to be with us. God created us in order that He could be with us and we with Him. Our very purpose for existing is to be in relationship with God.…

The Dignity of Causality

One reason we pray is because God wants us to be intimately involved in the building of His kingdom on earth. He wants us to intercede for people and situations, to see Him respond abundantly to our requests, and to glorify Him for His goodness…
Life under ISIS led these Muslims to Christianity

Life under ISIS led these Muslims to Christianity

Stories are coming out of Syria of people turning to Christ as a result of the violence and brutality in the region. A story on the NBC News website is one example. Four years have passed since the Islamic State group's fighters were run out…

Jesus and The Straight Path

Continuing our discussion of the straight path... We looked at Joseph's straight path, where obedience to God led Joseph from favored son to slave to prisoner to ruler of Egypt. Now let's consider the path of Jesus. Philippians 2 describes…
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Joseph and the Straight Path

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 It's easy to hope that God's straight path for our lives would mean a life…
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The Straight Path

As believers, we desire to do those things our Father wants us to do. Jesus did this (John 5:19) and Paul taught it (Romans 12:1-2). The life of obedience to the Father can be described as "the straight path." Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us how…