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The Trinity and the Sending of the 72

August 21, 2016

The Trinity and the Sending of the 72 In recent years, Middle Eastern Chris- tians have suffered intense persecution. The Week reported that in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, believers “are murdered in mob violence or by militant groups. Their churches are bombed, their shops destroyed, and their homes looted. Laws are passed making them...

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Mature Faith Obeys God’s Word

February 7, 2019

Mature Faith Obeys God’s Word A 2014 survey of “The Bible in American Life” found that only 48 percent of Americans reported reading any Scripture at any time during the previous year. Among those who did, the percentages were significantly higher for women, older people, Southerners, and African Americans. Just 9 percent of Americans, however,...

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How Great a Love

April 19, 2019

How Great a Love According to the book and movie Love Story, “love means never having to say you’re sorry.” A chart-topping pop song declares “love hurts.” If popular entertainment is any indication, we are obsessed with love. One researcher asserted that 60 percent of songs in the modern era were devoted to the subject of love and relationships.

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  • Devotions April 19, 2019

Stones of Remembrance

May 7, 2015

Stones of Remembrance Historical markers dot the American landscape—they stand along the side of highways and country roads and are placed in major cities and small towns. These markers contain information about significant events such as battles that changed national history as well as sites of local interest such as an ancient Indian burial...

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The Frailty of Faith

August 16, 2015

The Frailty of Faith The expression, “There’s nowhere to go but up” applies when you’ve hit rock bottom. But the opposite may equally be true. Once you’ve reached the top, “there’s nowhere to go but down.” After the glorious mountaintop experience of the Transfiguration, Jesus and His disciples descended immediately into a scene of chaos,...

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Practice: Righteousness in Daily Life

January 20, 2018

Practice: Righteousness in Daily Life A 2016 survey by LifeWay Research revealed that 67 percent of Americans admit they’re sinners. Of that total, only 5 percent are okay with it, which indicates that the rest want to change their lives. But just 28 percent say they rely on Jesus to overcome sin. The remaining 34 percent are working on being...

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  • Salvation January 20, 2018

Earthly Worries, Eternal Values

April 7, 2014

Earthly Worries, Eternal Values We all know the saying that money cannot buy happiness, yet many people live as if it can. One motivational plaque pictures a luxury car in a posh neighborhood with the caption: “Money: It can’t buy you happiness, but it will let you shop for it in another neighborhood!” That perennial quest for earthly happiness...

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Lamenting the Loss of Treasure

June 11, 2019

Lamenting the Loss of Treasure A lament is a structured poetic expression of deep personal or communal grief, such as an elegy or funeral oration. By writing a lament, the poet intends, according to the Literary Study Bible, "to give full expression to the suffering of his people and the sorrows of his own soul." The lament shares memories...

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  • Devotions June 11, 2019

God Provides Even When We’re Overwhelmed

November 12, 2016

God Provides Even When We’re Overwhelmed God promised Israel abundant provision for the Year of Jubilee. A single harvest would suffice for three years’ worth of food—the harvest year itself, the sabbath (seventh) year following, and the Year of Jubilee (every 50 years) after that. The Lord said, “I will send you such a blessing in the sixth...

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Designed to Help One Another

March 21, 2017

Designed to Help One Another After a car crashed and rolled down an embankment in Palm Bay, Fla., people stopped to see if they could help the victim. The vehicle then caught on fire, and police were not immediately at the scene. Time was of the essence and the embankment was steep, so a dozen people grabbed hands and formed a human chain.

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  • Creation March 21, 2017


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