Watch

Jesus told us, “Watch”. The main purpose was to watch for His return, and Jesus’ emphasis was that we are to be alert and focused; pay attention; be persistent and stick with it. In the meantime, we’re also directed to watch out for deceptions, and to watch out we don’t

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Restoring Eden

There was a life we used to enjoy, walking daily with God through Eden in close relationship with Him. And then the fall changed everything. God’s goodness was brought into doubt, and our identity shifted away from Him to the unrelenting pressures of the world around us. How do we

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Being Single

What’s better: being single or being married? What does the Bible have to say about the it? The answer may surprise you!

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Impossible Inadequacy

The miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 is an amazing contrast between the impossible inadequacies of our own resources and the limitless generosity of God. In difficult times when we tend to focus inwards on our own strengths, limited as they are, this event calls us to look upward

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Spiritual Warfare

Can a believer come under evil spiritual influence? What would that look like? And how can we guard against it? Listen to hear how king Saul fell apart under successive stages of demon influence. His story in 1 Samuel helps illustrate the ways we can be pulled away from God’s

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Freedom Through Submission

According to passages such as Romans 6 and 1 Peter 2, submission to God is a defining character trait for us as Christians. And we’re OK with that, at least on the surface. But the Bible expands that further, to explain how submission to God also means submission to authorities,

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Committed to Jesus

To the apostle Paul, all his former accomplishments were now “liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus”. What things do you consider far more valuable than knowing Jesus? What is an obstacle to making Jesus the central commitment in your life? King David found something stunningly

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The Great Value of Knowing Christ

The apostle Paul had a lot of accomplishments he could boast about, but he put no stock in human credentials. His goal was knowing Christ, and in his letter to the Philippians he detailed a surprising number of things he expected to accomplish by pursuing that goal. These spiritual accomplishments

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You Are With Me – Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is so familiar, and yet do we really take to heart its central message that God cares for us? This psalm is about trust, and the key question is whether we truly trust the Shepherd in times of need. Often we look to others, or our own resources,

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Be Fruitful

In John 15, Jesus says, “My Father is honored by this, that you bear much fruit and show that you are my disciples.” Discipleship is a practical way to be fruitful in our Christian walk, as we train up others in the faith so that they, in turn, may disciple

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