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Integrity is What God Desires

Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool. – Proverbs 19:1 It is never okay to sacrifice our integrity on the altar of wealth. The bountiful blessings that come from living a life of honesty are like a farmer planting corn. We …

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It Could Happen Here

1 The same thing happened in Iconium…3 “But the apostles stayed there a long time, preaching boldly about the grace of the Lord. And the Lord proved their message was true by giving them power to do miraculous signs and wonders…5 Then a mob of Gentiles and Jews, along with their leaders, decided to attack …

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Do You Need Anybody?

When I read Romans 12:4–5 today, an old Beatles song popped into my head. Do you need anybody?I just need somebody to love?Could it be anybody?I want somebody to love. I don’t recommend “With a Little Help from My Friends,” but God’s Word has much to tell us about relationships and love. Relationships and Love …

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Are You Stupid?

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 The New Living Translation states this verse as: “To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” Proverbs 12:1 Imagine if you never learned from the corrections your parents and teachers tried to teach you when you were in …

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The Epoxy Glue of Salvation

Have you ever thought of your faith as a rugged trapper living in Alaska? There is a fascinating footnote in the 1599 Geneva Study Bible (yes, there was a study Bible back then). The footnote is about John 5:24. Here’s the footnote: The Father is not worshipped except by his Son’s word apprehended by faith, …

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Saying ‘No’ to Jesus

You may be familiar with Luke’s account in the book of Acts when Jesus (i.e., the Lord) showed the apostle Peter a vision of a sheet filled with every kind of animal, and the Lord told Peter to kill and eat them. Peter’s response was immediate: “No, Lord,” Peter declared. “I have never eaten anything …

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But God

I heard a preacher once say, “The word ‘but’ changes time and circumstance.” I’ve found this to be a trustworthy statement. The Time of the Jews There was a point in time when God brought Jacob, the one that held the birthright of Abraham, and his family to Egypt. God used Joseph to set the …

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We May Fall

A few of you may know that I have a medical condition. One of the symptoms is that I fall a lot. Yes, I have a motorized chair, but for me personally, I want to fight as long as I can against living in that chair. I am determined to use my leg muscles as …

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Between My Ears

For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. Philippians 1:21 (New Living Translation) God’s Word never changes, but each translation, from the original Hebrew and Greek, gives us some new insights. I don’t mean that my go-to Bible is full of errors. What I mean is that God’s Word is alive. …

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Don’t Go Back

During my career, I was at the genesis of the explosion of software development. There were fifty jobs for every experienced developer. As a Christian, this became a stumbling block for me. Was the job offer from God, or was it worldly wisdom? We Can’t Find Our Future by Looking Back I can’t recall how …

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