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“Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the […]

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Are You Identifying the Root Cause?

Last week I wrote about root fears that feed worry. You can read that post here. Today, we’re going deeper to consider the root that demands inspection for every Christian wrestling temptation to sin. I hit pause on John 13 in my reading. The disciple invites us to engage in Jesus’ suffering. Initially, the Lord […]

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Be Free from Worry

Freedom from worry is a reality, and the basis for such a state comes not from a prescription drug or from a cushioned life. God’s all-encompassing love secures your freedom and my freedom from worry. Worrying is bad. It’s never healthy, so stop believing that. Stop with the excuse of defining yourself as a worrier. […]

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Pursuit of Wealth

Wealth makes things happen in the worldly systems; faith is the economy¬†of the kingdom of God. Wealth equates with power in the world; poverty of spirit leads to eternal riches and prominence in the kingdom of heaven. Wealth is security for those who pledge, “In money I trust.” Jesus is complete assurance for the believer […]

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Finisher’s Crown

I just completed a three- mile run on my favorite trail. Worshiping as I went, I reflected on the good plan of Father God. In His Son, Jesus, I have assured victory. I’m running this race with endurance and keeping my eyes on Him, the author and perfecter of my faith. This was a helpful […]

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Into Jesus’ Side

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples” (John 15:7-8). What did Jesus mean by the conditional promise, “If you remain in Me… you bear […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 56

Day 56 You Are Created in Christ Jesus to Do Good Works (Ephesians 2:10) Have you ever seen a strong-willed child and wondered what kind of battles his parents endure on a daily basis? Maybe you were that strong-willed child, or perhaps you’re raising one! It amazes me how the strength of one’s character¬†reveals itself […]

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