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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

15 Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Deep Personal Care for You


15 Powerful Bible Verses About God’s Deep Personal Care for You – “Do you ever feel like God is far off? Do you need Bible verses about God’s care for you? That maybe he has forgotten about you? That he isn’t that involved in your life? Do you ever wonder if God really cares for you? We will all be tempted to feel like that from time to time.”

Four Character Traits that Will Hold Any Marriage Together


Four Character Traits that Will Hold Any Marriage Together – “Relationships require investment. What qualities should you invest in to make your relationship beautiful?”

How to Take Unruly and Stubborn Thoughts Captive


How to Take Unruly and Stubborn Thoughts Captive – “How do we take those thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ? By installing Philippians 4:8 as a guard over our minds.”

7 Ways to Persevere in Your Senior Years


7 Ways to Persevere in Your Senior Years – “How can we persevere with a biblical worldview as we age?”

Hell Is Not Separation from God


Hell Is Not Separation from God – “Whatever the exact nature of the physical punishments, the real terror awaiting the unrepentant is God himself and his inescapable presence forever with his face turned against them.”

The Enduring Witness of a Normal Life


The Enduring Witness of a Normal Life – This is just a good story of testimony.

The Shocking, Generous, Counterintuitive Wonder of the Gospel


The Shocking, Generous, Counterintuitive Wonder of the Gospel – “Thank you for reconciling us to yourself through Jesus, and for placing us in your now-and-forever favor. Thank you for not only removing all condemnation for our sins, but for replacing deserved judgment with exuberant acceptance.”

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Don’t Waste Your Mornings


Don’t Waste Your Mornings – “There is a better way to begin the day than by checking your phone, but it will require decisions before the morning.”

7 Things All Great Friends Do


7 Things All Great Friends Do – Here’s a pretty good checklist.

5 Questions to Discern God’s Will


5 Questions to Discern God’s Will – Here is a simple guide to knowing and doing the will of God.

Where Do Americans Find Their Identity?


Where Do Americans Find Their Identity? – Where do you find your identity?

The Right Side of History?


The Right Side of History?“Whenever someone says ‘I am on the right side of history’ they are presuming that their understanding of right and wrong is the same as whoever or whatever is in control of history.”

Beware of Sin


Beware of Sin – “Don’t coddle it.”

5 Counter-Intuitive Prayers For the Next Generation


5 Counter-Intuitive Prayers For the Next Generation – “Here are five counter-cultural things you may not have ever dared to pray over young people, but that God’s Word says you should.”

6 Recent Archaeological Discoveries That Affirm Details in Scripture


6 Recent Archaeological Discoveries That Affirm Details in Scripture “Each time an artifact related to the biblical narrative is unearthed in Israel or the surrounding lands of the Bible it becomes a witness to the perfection of God’s Word. And it happens all the time.”

5 Ways to Teach Kids to Apply Scripture


5 Ways to Teach Kids to Apply Scripture – “How do we go about the process of applying the Scripture to our own lives? Here are five general ways that you should teach kids.”

5 Dangers of Money


5 Dangers of Money – “No amount of money, education, or budget construction has the power to free me from the ravenous greed of my sinful heart.”

Don’t Give Up Praying for Your Children


Don’t Give Up Praying for Your Children – This is an invaluable lesson when it comes to praying for my children.

4 Promises to Christians about The Resurrected Body


4 Promises to Christians about The Resurrected Body“Let’s look at four Scriptures that speak of what God has promised, marvelous promises throughout the Bible about the resurrection of the body.”  

In My Desperation, Jesus Is More Than Enough


In My Desperation, Jesus Is More Than Enough  - “It seemed crazy to believe that he would use my pain for something good, but somehow I sensed he would.”

The Gospel in the Book of Psalms


The Gospel in the Book of Psalms – “Reading the Psalms mindful of Jesus is not a clever way to read this book of the Bible, nor is it one way to do so among others. It is the way. A gospel-lens to reading the Psalms is how Jesus himself teaches us to read them.”

Your Prosperity Is Too Small


Your Prosperity Is Too Small – “There is not a more blinding, arrogant, and myopically presumptuous belief system than the “prosperity gospel.” While it promises a long list of earthly treasures to those who will succumb to its lusts, it leaves its victims spiritually bankrupt.”

What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ?


What Does it Mean to Abide in Christ? – “Jesus makes clear that it actually involves a number of concrete realities.”

Worship Isn’t About What Kind of Music You Like


Worship Isn’t About What Kind of Music You Like – “The biblical definition of worship comes from the Greek word proskuneo. This New Testament term refers to the human expression of reverence and adoration. What this means is that the value in what we bring to worship is not in our savvy or our songs, but in our hearts.”

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

John Stott’s Daily Prayer


John Stott’s Daily Prayer – Here’s a good way to start the day.

3 Ways to Engage People with Scripture


3 Ways to Engage People with Scripture – “Paul told us why we should engage with Scripture: It’s God’s Word to us! That’s reason enough, but Paul also pointed out how the Word benefits us.”

Make the Time with Your Kids Count


Make the Time with Your Kids Count – “You do it by following God’s five foundations of parenting.”

5 Reasons Why The Church Is Not Irrelevant


5 Reasons Why The Church Is Not Irrelevant – “There is a rising tide that the Church has lost its edge, and for some, even lost its way. In some cases, there is truth to that. But ultimately, the general conclusion cannot be that the Church is irrelevant.”


How Many Protestant Churchgoers Actually Read the Bible Regularly?


How Many Protestant Churchgoers Actually Read the Bible Regularly? – The answer? Not as many as you’d hope.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faith and the Founding Fathers


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Faith and the Founding Fathers – “Here are seven things you probably didn’t know the founding fathers believed or wrote about faith.”

The Power of Praying From the Bible


The Power of Praying From the Bible – “Where the mind is not brimming with Scripture the heart is seldom brimming with prayer.” 

Why God Hides His Will for You


Why God Hides His Will for You – “God hasn’t given us a Magic 8 Ball. That might seem frustrating. But he has given us something better.”

How to Know How Satan Is Tempting You


How to Know How Satan Is Tempting You – “Satan knows how to custom-craft temptations to fit each one of us.”

Evangelism Is Not a Solo Sport


Evangelism Is Not a Solo Sport – “Many of us see evangelism as an individual sport; this mindset affects the way we approach it. In contrast, the Bible describes and prescribes a team approach to proclaiming the good news.”

An $8.2 Million Judgment, Over $8.2 Million in Royalties Given Away


An $8.2 Million Judgment, Over $8.2 Million in Royalties Given Away – This is an amazing story if you haven’t heard it before. Randy Alcorn writes,  “Many of my readers already know this story, but I wanted to share it for others who might not have yet heard it. It also sets up why the fact that our ministry has now given away over $8.2 million in book royalties is so significant!”

Monday, July 1, 2019

A Monday Filled with Joy, Peace, and Hope


A Monday Filled with Joy, Peace, and Hope – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

When We Want to Give Up Waiting


When We Want to Give Up Waiting – “Sometimes we get what we are waiting for, and we rejoice and are grateful. Other times, we never see that fulfillment on earth, and we are drawn closer to God as we continue to seek him.”

You Were Designed For Spirituality


You Were Designed For Spirituality – “God creates humans in his image and designs them for spirituality—to enjoy a loving and personal relationship with the covenant Lord.”

Family Worship for Dummies


Family Worship for Dummies – “Leading your family to worship God in your home is a good, God-honoring work. The Lord will honor those who honor Him.”

How a Christian Patriot Might Love His Wayward Country


How a Christian Patriot Might Love His Wayward Country – “We do not choose our homeland. It is something that we are born into. Thus our acceptance of our home is not like a house that we can leave when we tire of it. It is like the love we have for our family.”

A Right Theology of Fear (And Why You Need It)


A Right Theology of Fear (And Why You Need It) – “Fear is not always the absence of faith. Sometimes it’s the underpinnings of it.”

Did Jesus Walk Through Walls?


Did Jesus Walk Through Walls?“Why does it matter whether Jesus walked through a wall or not? What is at stake here? Simply the fact that traditions snowball over time.”