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"P" is for Providence

April 25, 2018 Compass on Bible

If there’s one thing the book of Esther teaches us, it’s that God is in control. Of the universe. Of the history of mankind. Of our individual lives. Let’s take a closer look at this sovereign ordering of our history that happens whether we acknowledge God’s hand or not.

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5 Lessons from Nehemiah on Serving God

March 26, 2018 jeremy-yap-199223

If you’ve ever looked at a messy situation and thought, “someone ought to do something,” you’ll understand the passion Nehemiah felt for Jerusalem. From distant Persia (modern day Iran), Nehemiah heard that its walls lay in rubble, even decades after the Jews returned home. But what could he do? That’s the question you may have when you consider some big need you see in your church or ministry or community. You want to do something, but what can you do?

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When Love is Hard

February 26, 2018 jamez-picard-356760

You don’t need lessons on how to love when you’re with loveable people. Love comes easily—or at least easier. It’s when you’re surrounded by stinkers that it gets hard. The book of 1 Corinthians was written to those kinds of people. Bickering. Back-biters. Gossipers. Spiritual babies. A prideful pack of people. First Corinthians is called Paul’s “hard letter” by Bible teachers, Dr. McGee included. In our daily journey on the Bible Bus this month, we’ll learn all about the surprising similarities between the church in Corinth and our own churches today.

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Bring Back the Word of God

January 29, 2018 McGee with reels_small

Everybody relates to the need to get back on track—to renew our commitment to what we once knew was important, whether that is an exercise routine or a way of eating, or spending, or—especially—to our commitment to spend time with God in His Word.

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What Does it Mean to Really Worship?

December 27, 2017 Crowd with hands reaching up

Buried in the historical books of 1 and 2 Chronicles is a practical primer on how to worship God. It shouldn’t surprise us, since Chronicles was written to call people back to the Lord and to remind them of all the wonderful things God had done for them and why He is worthy of our worship. In a nutshell, that is what worship is—reflecting back to God what we think He’s worth.

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Wonderful Peace

October 30, 2017 cabin on water

There is a peace that comes to the soul of one who has trusted Christ as Savior and knows that God no longer has any charge against him, that he is no longer guilty.

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Channels of Blessing

September 26, 2017 waterfall

When Elijah looked at that little brook which was getting smaller and smaller he learned a spiritual lesson. He saw that he was nothing—he was just a brook, a channel, through which living water could flow.

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Encouragement for the Redeemed

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There are times in our lives when the circumstances will not produce any joy or happiness. There are times when we find ourselves in dark places, like David. We look about, and the situation looks hopeless. What should we do?

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Responding in Love

June 27, 2017 woman walking in sunshine

As a man chooses a woman for his bride, and as Boaz claimed Ruth, so Christ came to this earth for His bride. He is the One who demonstrated His love by dying for us. And we are the responders—we are to respond to His love.

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Do You Love Me?

April 27, 2017 Metal heart on wood

The Lord Jesus asked Simon Peter: “Do you love Me?” I think he would ask you and me the same question today.

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Commanded to Love

March 26, 2017 woman holding heart

Do you realize that the most important commandment for a Christian is not to witness, not to serve, but to love other believers?

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Manna from Heaven

January 30, 2017 Hands holding open Bible

The predicament of the church today is due to the fact that folk have turned from the Word and are trying to feed somewhere else other than on the manna which God has provided.

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Hold On

June 01, 2016 Hold On

Jacob found out that you do not get anywhere with God by struggling and resisting. The only way that you get anywhere with Him is by yielding and just holding on to Him.

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Bird Watching

April 22, 2016 Dove

There's a great spiritual lesson in the two birds that Noah sent forth over the waters covering the flooded earth. One represented the old man and one the new. One loved the things of this world and one found no rest. The important question is, which bird are you?

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The Bitterness of Eating from the Sweet Book

February 01, 2016 Crashing Waves

Many begin the study of prophecy with enthusiasm, but when they find that it is applicable to their life and that it makes demands on them personally, they lose interest, and it becomes a bitter thing. But it should be in your mouth sweet as honey.

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The Temperature of the Church

January 03, 2016 Storm Clouds

Between the states of hot and cold, you have lukewarm. That's where many churches today attempt to position themselves. But Jesus very frankly says that He will spew them out of His mouth.

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