Fighting Back with Prayer

As a follower of Jesus, we need to be aware that we are not just an enemy of Satan. Ephesians 6:10 reminds us that we are a target of the “schemes of the devil (NASB).” We are not just in a one-on-one sword fight with evil, but as believers in Jesus we are the target […]

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Mining Wisdom

We often confuse knowledge with wisdom. Acquiring knowledge isn’t bad, but it takes wisdom to know how to apply it. In Job chapter 28, Job has a discourse on the lengths people will go to acquire the treasures of the world: “Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold. […]

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Removing Idle Worship

How deep is your faith in Jesus? How far are you willing to go to follow His ways in your life? Is your faith merely words you recited or is it something you seek to live out each day? In 2 Kings 23, Josiah, after hearing the words of the God’s law, commits “to walk […]

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A Heart to Heart With Dad

“Strike two!” The umpire yells. I just want to get on base for once. “Wait for the pitch,” the coach yells. I try to restrain myself, but I can’t hold back on the next pitch. I swing and feel the ball clip the bat, then rise toward the sky.

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Driving Out Our Creation

Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, saying to them, “It is written, ‘AND MY HOUSE SHALL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER,’ but you have made it a ROBBERS’ DEN.” – Luke 19:46-47 (NASB) The point where faith intersects our life. At what point does our life of creating […]

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The Art of Betrayal

There is a lot about the betrayal of Jesus that we should learn from in our walk with Jesus to help prevent us from stumbling. Luke 22:3-6 gives us insight into the process of the betrayal. Verse 3 tells us, “And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the […]

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An Encounter Driven by Suffering

It just didn’t seem right to have to put up with it. Her medical condition affected so much of her life. She spent all she had on doctors, seeking a cure — even just some relief, but none was found. Now after twelve years it seemed hopeless. Except…there was that man she heard about. Some […]

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The Tension in Your Life

The rope tightens; there is no more slack. You pull as hard as you can in your direction, but something pulls in the opposite direction. You fight it, not giving in, pulling with every last bit of strength you have left. You feel the tug from the other side, but you resist. Your body weakens […]

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