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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…

Linus, his blanket, and the meaning of Christmas

I just came across this article on crosswalk.com about a moment in A Charlie Brown Christmas I had never noticed before: In that climactic scene when Linus shares “what Christmas is all about,” he drops his security blanket, and I am now…
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The Love of God for You

Heaven waited and watched in anticipation of the birth of a child. It was a child that God had thought about long before the child entered this world. It was a child God loved immeasurably, with every ounce of His infinite love. It was a…
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O Great Mystery

(This is a copy of a post run each Christmas season) I wanted to pass along one final opportunity for worship this holiday season. O Magnum Mysterium was composed by Morten Lauridsen, one of America’s most performed composers, and my…

Prayer for the Nation

Father, we pray for our nation. We ask that You fight for us against the spiritual forces that are at work to divide and destroy us. Please expose those who would deceive for the sake of power - expose them and defeat them. May Your…
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Distorting the Gospel in order to fit in

An article on billygraham.org discusses the way many evangelicals are relating to the Bible, in particular those parts of Scripture that are currently at odds with the beliefs accepted and promoted by the popular culture. According to Chelsen…
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Faith and obedience

  Genuine faith always results in obedience. Hebrews 11:6 says, And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Living…
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We are rich when we possess God

  Of all the goals in life we could pursue, all the courses we could follow, all the dreams we could chase, none of them comes close to the unimaginable value and privilege of our daily, intimate walk with God. Amazingly, and in spite…
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Satan lies to keep you from being with Jesus

  The last thing Satan wants to see is you and Jesus together. He will do everything in his power to keep you from spending any meaningful time with your Lord. However, Satan has no real power over a believer. His primary weapon against…