Together for Good

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28. (NASB) “What good can come from this?” It is a phrase I have found myself saying many times in my life. Sometimes it goes along […]

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Perishable to Imperishable

Some days I really feel the word perishable that Paul uses in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. I feel my body wearing out, fatigue after a long day and see the aging process become more apparent when I gaze in the mirror. It can be discouraging not to be able to physically do what I once did […]

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Crossroads of Instruction

There are times in our life when God places us with someone for a specific reason to share our knowledge of Jesus. In Acts 8:26-40, Phillip is instructed by the Lord to, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza (verse 26, NASB).” On the road he encounters “an […]

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Where are You God? I’m waiting!

Life does not always go according to plan. Expectations are not met, people disappoint and unexpected things happen. You cry out to God and it seems He is silent. You grow impatient, waiting for God to respond. Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about […]

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Opportunity in Trouble

In Luke 21, Jesus talked about the coming persecution for His followers. He pointed out that because they would be brought before kings and governors, they would have an “opportunity for your testimony (verse 12, NASB).” He told his followers not to worry about defending themselves, “for I will give you utterance and wisdom which […]

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Picking Up a Broken Life

Sin can paralyze you, make you feel sick and unable to move. Sin can break you into thousands of pieces and cause you to no longer be whole — to lay there broken, unable to move. Good friends want to help. They want to make you whole. They try to help you pick up the […]

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You Must be Mistaken

“Didn’t I see you going into that church?” You stare at him and shake your head, “No!” But he doesn’t relent. “But I’m sure I saw you hanging out with those Christians the other day.” You stare at him with a stern face. “It wasn’t me!” He’s still not convinced. You can tell by his […]

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Wake Up Sleepyhead

You’ve had a good meal with friends, singing songs and enjoying each other’s company. It was a joyous moment. Life is good. Now all you want to do is sleep. Your eyelids are heavy, your body tired, yet something is telling you not to sleep. You try to resist the urge to close your eyes, […]

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