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Fuel for Our Praying

We don’t know the specifics of their petitions to God for him. From other Scriptures we can get very specific ideas to ‘fuel’ our own praying for one another.

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No Other Way But Jesus

Jesus: The only name for salvation. How can I flex on that when God’s Word is clear and unbending?

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Could God Work This Way in My Church?

The Word, the hand, the grace, the Spirit — no wonder the church grew! That was then, but now…. Do I believe God could still work in His church that way?

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Rekindling Extinguished Hope

Where do I get my strength when it weakens and fails? How do I rekindle my hope after it goes out in me?

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Talking About Jesus

Jesus — the name above all names. Jesus — King of kings. Jesus — “to him give all the prophets witness.” Jesus — of Whom the disciples witnessed. Jesus. What can I say about Him from the Scriptures? I’ll use

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When Faith Makes Sense

Here I sit at the kitchen table, the hum of fridge and furnace fans accompanying the high-pitched whine of self-diagnosed tinnitus. And I dare write about how faith-during-the-killer-storm makes sense. Then I have doubt-induced twinges of fear (aka faithlessness) at

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Getting It Wrong

Ananias had plenty of doubts (obviously) about Jesus’ ideas concerning his going to Saul and being used to restore Saul’s sight. He knew from plenty of reliable sources about Saul’s evil track record. He also knew what Saul’s intentions were

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How Do I Get Courage?

Courage. How do I get it? The Bible says that David “encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6). I don’t know the specifics of how he did that, but maybe you and I could encourage ourselves in

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Just Do As He Says!

So, my friend, let us not balk at His bidding nor chafe at His choices nor anguish over His assignments. Let’s just do as He says and ask Him to change our attitudes and hang ups. Let’s yield ourselves as

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Faith That Simply Obeys Jesus

Once again, I am amazed at faith’s simple obedience and utter sufficiency. I typed that line and thought of this: “But without faith it is impossible to please him” (Hebrews 11:6). If I have faith that simply obeys Jesus, it

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Make sure these things are so: Examine the Scriptures (Acts 17:11). And above all, love God!