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How to Experience More of the Love of God

May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. (2 Thessalonians 3:5) Recently, a seminary professor asked 120 of her students this question: “Do you believe God loves you?” Out of 120 Christian students preparing for ministry, how many do you think said yes? Two! The rest gave answers […]
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Fight Fear with Faith

It’s not easy to be a Christian today. It never has been. But is it getting harder? In observing the times, there appears to be an increasing tension between those of the Christian faith and those who want to smother any expression of that faith. However, it’s absolutely crucial in this […]
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Four Qualities Every Christian Should Pursue

A few weeks ago, I was a guest speaker at a church. I soon learned how the church saw every churchgoer as a minister of the gospel, holding the same vision as staff members. I thought that inclusion was a neat way to express a biblical concept that every church member […]
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The God Who Heals

She trails behind the crowd, uncertain if she should approach. The mass of people surrounding him overwhelms her; she can’t see what he’s doing, where he’s going, let alone hear him speak. She’d heard the reports about Jesus, amazing reports. Of healing, demon-expulsion, miracles. And Lord, did she need a […]
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Key Connections (February 8, 2017)

Do I Really Need To Suffer? (Tim Challies, Challies dot Com) Should I hope for pain or even seek out suffering if I want to continue to grow up in the Lord? A Prayer For When Your Faith Feels Weak (Caitlin Williams, Unlocking the Bible) Sometimes my faith feels too small…when that happens, […]
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Cultivate a Prayerfully Expectant Heart

Do you expect God to answer prayer? Or do you, like me, struggle to maintain a prayerfully expectant heart? For years, maybe even decades, Simeon had been waiting for God to fulfill a promise. Was he weary of waiting? I don’t think so. Simeon was a man of faith, “righteous […]