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The story of Daniel in the lions' den is an extraordinary example of what it looks like to obey God even if it means risking one's own life. Our situation might not always look as drastic as Daniel's -- but God might not always rescue us like He did with Daniel, either. At the end of the day, our focus needs to be Kingdom first and not on this worl…
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When Jesus commanded us to love one another, He knew that would require us to love people who we don't always like. It's easy to love people who think and act like us; it's something entirely different to love people we disagree with or are even repulsed by. But when we love others -- even when it's hard -- we show the world the type of love that G…
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Proverbs 12:22 tells us, "Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal truthfully are His delight." We not only lie often, but we do it so flippantly, too. If we want to live lives that are pleasing to God then we've got to be truthful to Him and to the people around us -- and that comes from knowing the Truth Himself, Jesus Christ…
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Have you ever considered that jealousy is a disease of the heart and the spirit? The world around us constantly plays the comparison game, feeding a spirit of envy within us and making us feel like what we have isn't enough. Scripture tells us that in Jesus, we have more than we could ever need. When our contentment is found in Christ, it leads to …
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Often we have to win the small battles before we're ready to win the war. If we keep focusing on the "big" sin that we can't seem to shake, we'll keep losing on the small stuff too. Instead of trying to conquer our biggest sin struggle right away, it's sometimes better for us to focus on simpler victories first -- because once we begin to win with …
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How often do we get bogged down and overwhelmed by the things this world throws at us, instead of focusing on what we're here to do? Jesus gave us a job before He left: to take the Gospel to the entire planet. We need to live in the mindset that He can use us to take the world for the Gospel's sake, and when we trust Him to accomplish that goal thr…
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The resurrection of Jesus Christ was the pivotal moment through which all who choose to follow Him now have a way of escape from judgment, sin, and eternal separation from God. And with the resurrection came numerous sightings of the risen Jesus, and numerous attempts to discredit the fact that He rose again. Plots by the enemy to attack those who …
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When Jesus was crucified, His last words impacted not only those who were around Him that day -- the thief hanging on the cross next to Him; His brother, whom He told to take care of His mother; and the witnesses of the crucifixion as He proclaimed that "it is finished" -- but they also impact us today. His death was the full payment, once and for …
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The Bible tells us that this life is like a vapor. In fact, according to God's time, we're on this earth for mere minutes in the grand scheme of eternity. It's important for us to realize that time is slipping away, not so that we can live in fear of dying, but so that we can utilize what time we have left by following His will and living to glorif…
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You probably haven't thought much about the donkey and the colt that Jesus needed to ride on when He entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. But what if the man who owned them had been unwilling to give them when he heard the Lord needed them? We need to always be prepared and willing to give God whatever He asks, whenever He asks -- even if it means giv…
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God's Spirit takes up residence inside of us when we accept His salvation and submit our lives to Him. And when He's running the show, that means we no longer get to live the way we did before we chose to follow Him -- the way the world encourages us to live. He's the "landLord" now, and it's our responsibility to submit ourselves to live under His…
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The Apostle Paul writes about singleness being a gift from God, because it allows the individual to serve Him wholeheartedly. But he also addresses those who are gifted with marriage, and instructs them to give God their whole lives. If someone who loves and follows and serves the Lord is going to get married, it's important that the person they're…
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We can listen to sermons all day long, or read our Bibles from cover to cover. But if we never actually respond in obedience to what we're being told, it will eventually cease to have any impact on us spiritually. If we're ever unsure of the response we should have when reading Scripture, we can ask God to give us ears to truly hear what it says --…
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Jesus didn't teach His disciples to pray for monthly bread or yearly bread; He taught them to pray for daily bread. In other words, Jesus emphasized the importance and necessity of regular time in prayer with the Father. When we make a habit of praying and giving thanks to God, we're obedient to Him in the small things, and over time, the big thing…
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So many of us waste this life because we're busy fearing death. But if we've chosen to put our trust in Jesus, we don't need to be afraid; we've been given the hope and the promise of eternal life spent with Him. Instead of killing time waiting fearfully for the end or ignoring other people's fate, let's spend our time here telling as many people a…
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We can't perform our way into Heaven; Scripture tells us that by grace we have been saved through faith. The Old Testament Law, and all the earthly rules we could follow, ultimately come with a curse of death because it's impossible to follow them all. Christ's death on the cross and resurrection from the grave changed everything, and only through …
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When we try our hardest to act godly, the work of trying will eventually wear us down -- and our flesh will reveal itself in the ugliness of sin. But when we surrender ourselves to Jesus, His work in us manifests itself in the fruit of the Spirit that others notice in our lives. To allow ourselves to be controlled by the Spirit is anything but weak…
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People are attracted to joy, not happiness. The latter is based on our circumstances; the former is based on our faith and trust in the Lord. Those around us take notice when they witness us praise God in all circumstances, not just the easy ones, so let's thank Him for the work that He's done and continues to do in our lives, even in the midst of …
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If you've ever played Monopoly, you know about the coveted "get out of jail free" card. But too often, we coast through this life as Christians, knowing we've got our "bonus card" of salvation tucked in our back pocket. That's why Scripture encourages us to wake up and take our obedience to Christ seriously; there will come a day when our time here…
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One of the telltale signs that we're on the path to wandering away from God is when we lose our connection to the local Church. Like sheep in a herd, the more closely we walk with others, the less likely we are to run astray. God's design is for us to be in community not only for our own benefit, but for the benefit of the other "sheep" in the fold…
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We've all experienced the disappointment that comes with being let down by another person. But what do you do when you feel like you've been let down by...God? In those moments, it's important to remember the evidence of His character that we see through His Word and through the ultimate sacrifice of His Son on our behalf. He promises to provide al…
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Humanity's struggle with sin is the very reason why Jesus had to come and die on our behalf -- and in doing so, He gave us the power through His Spirit to overcome the sin in our lives. Because God is love and overflows with love for us, He works through us to love people in supernatural ways, showing kindness and compassion to others in ways that …
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