The wind ceased…

As we live in this amusing and desperate world and continuously strive to meet our daily needs, we mingle and tangle with people from different walks of life having different shores of understanding on both the physical and spiritual realities of life. The Holy Bible made us understand that we are special people, a chosen
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Few of us, if any, come to Christmas unscathed. The busyness of family and church events, family drama, or wishing for a Hallmark Christmas that never happens can make celebration a struggle. It’s not that hard to understand Scrooge. What’s the point? What can Christmas do for you? Christmas is controversial. In our Western culture it’s
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It is an unimaginable scenario for all involved: a man run to his pastor in tears confessing his wife caught him touching her teenage sister in a sexual manner. He seems utterly confuse—until the pastor urges the man to call the child abuse hotline and self report.

Freedom is a metaphor used too often in Scripture for us to ignore. It’s not the only Biblical picture of what God does for us, but it helps us understand a great deal about redemption.

Have you ever asked why God’s forgiveness is of any value?  Or what about eternal life? Have you ever asked why you want eternal life? These questions matter because it is possible to want forgiveness and eternal life for reasons that may well indicate that you don’t have them.

Coping with physical or mental illness is one of the greatest challenges in life. Being spiritually healthy helps people meet that challenge.

I want to start this post by asking you a question. Do you know your place in the body of Christ? Meaning, where you’re called to serve? If your answer is no, then I urge you to pray and ask God to show you where to serve, who to serve, and how to serve well.
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It’s not that I thought telling others about Jesus and having them discover a relationship with Jesus wasn’t important. It was just that I never felt confident that I knew how to communicate this life-changing message. When I considered being open about my faith with my friends, I was more scared of how they would perceive me
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When you receive bad news what is your first response? Do you get angry? Do you get depressed? Or do you experience a little of both? Does disappointment provoke you to become angry with God or others whom you perceive to get in your way? Do you panic? How do you respond when bad things
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The little girl had no idea her parents were criminals until the day she found a Bible hidden in the family’s home. “When I was twelve, I accidentally found a Bible my parents had hidden in their closet. I don’t know why, but I started to feel inside the cabinet with my hand, pulled out a
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Find out how to love and be loved. Experience real intimacy in your relationships… Dr. Henry Brandt, in the Collegiate Challenge magazine, said that there is a syndrome, a pattern, when couples come to him. They say, “At first, sex was exciting. Then I started feeling funny about myself, and then I started feeling funny about my
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As God performs his sanctifying work in us – conforming us to the image of his Son, “the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2) – there will be times when answers to prayer seem out of all possible reach. When we try to discern the cause for this, we may find that self-examination
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What is the state of the water in your soul? Sometimes you feel dry. You’ve given until you have nothing left. If anyone asks or expects anything more from you, you may just explode. Sometimes you feel stagnant. Your heart and life feel sluggish. Nothing good is happening. You’re grasping at various things to feel
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Brother Abdul pastors a small church in northern Nigeria. Once a radical Muslim, Abdul met Christ when he was infiltrating a church to terrorize Christians. He now serves in a heavily Muslim area so he can share Christ with them. Because of his witness, his eldest son was murdered and his home burned to the ground.

Some sins are more passive than active. We may call these sins of omission rather than sins of commission because they are all about what we don’t do.

I’m inconsistent by nature. I’m a BIG idea person and an excellent starter, but I struggle to be a finisher. This has been gravely evident in my spiritual life. I tell myself: I’m going to memorize one new scripture a week (not quite). I’ll wake up every morning at 4:00 am to have my quiet
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