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Focusing on God when you’re tempted to turn

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” –Exodus 20:2-3 Have you ever been really thirsty, but the only thing you could get to drink was a sugary soda? It tastes so good as […]

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How to love others when it’s not easy

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. –Romans 12:18 I heard about a man who went to Jonathan Edwards, the great preacher, wanting to marry his daughter. Now, Edwards had several daughters, and the one this young man was in love with was particularly disagreeable. So the man asked […]

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How much should you give?

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” –Matthew 25:21 Awhile back, a Christian economist told me that in the church-at-large in America, 15 to 20 percent of the people give 90 […]

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The Devil’s Gambit

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. –James 4:7 There is a famous painting I’ve seen, done by an artist named Moritz Retzsch, of a chess match between the devil and a young man. In the painting of the chess game, the devil appears to have the young […]

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Day 25

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” –JOHN 3:16  God wants to live in your heart and transform your life. You see, when you become a believer in Jesus Christ, a wonderful thing happens. The very Spirit of […]

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Day 24

For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. –HEBREWS 9:24  Every Christmas, the hearts of believers everywhere focus on the birth of Christ. Now, while I love the fact that […]

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Day 23

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. –COLOSSIANS 1:15  I want you to try to imagine what the world would be like if Jesus had never been born. It’s beyond our imagination, but just try to picture it. We certainly wouldn’t know God as we know Him now. In […]

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Day 22

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures … –1 CORINTHIANS 15:3–4  Our world has spent the past month going through a […]

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Day 21

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. –ROMANS 6:23  I’ve told the story before of a man who was getting ready to put a sign in his yard that said “N-O-E-L” to spread some Christmas cheer. It was a cold night, […]

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Day 20

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” –JOHN 8:12  For many years of my life, I was a late-riser. I never liked getting up early if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. In fact, the idea […]

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