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Jesus: The Adolescent

August 25, 2023

When Jesus was 12, Dr. Luke thought it was proper to tell us one occurrence in Jesus’ life that marks a change from childhood to adolescence. It is an isolated incident, and we don’t want to miss it, for it bridges the gap from His birth to the time He began His public ministry.

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What Do You Bring to God?

June 27, 2023

How do you want to live your life in God? You have three choices: By the Law. By license. By liberty. The Law strangles you with rules, but license kills you with permissiveness. Only when you live as free as you are in Christ does life work out for you as God intended.

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Lessons on How to Pray

May 31, 2023

With all of his other qualities, we seldom think of Paul as a man of prayer, yet this is the field in which he excelled. In his letter to the Ephesians Paul prays twice. Let’s look at what characterized these two prayers.

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The Unseen Hand of History

April 26, 2023

The story of Esther is a most remarkable account of how God in His providence saved His people. It’s an unusual story to be included in the Bible because, as you may know, it doesn’t include any reference to God—yet His fingerprints are all over it.

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God Loves to Show Mercy

March 31, 2023

If you wonder if the first century church had issues, then take a look at Corinth. This young church struggled to know how to live pure, godly lives in a corrupt culture.

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A New Message for an Ancient City

January 31, 2023

Traveling back to the world of ancient Corinth means you need to engage your imagination. You will see the sights and hear the sounds of a bustling eastern European city. Known for its sparkling culture and prominence in the world of trade, Corinth had become the envy of the Roman world when Paul wrote this letter.

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Are You Using Your Spiritual Gift?

December 22, 2022

Every believer has a gift from the Holy Spirit. I can’t think of anything more thrilling than to know God has given you and me gifts to function in this world, and that we are to be partners with Jesus Christ in the tremendous enterprise of making Him known.

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Why Jesus Came Unrecognized

November 28, 2022

God blazed a trail down through history in such a definite way through Old Testament prophecies that when Jesus Christ came, the people should have known by the prophetic Scriptures who He was.

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What Makes Salvation So Great

October 28, 2022

You are about to spend time in one of the most important books of the Bible. For millions in every generation, God uses this book of Romans to change thinking, deepen faith, and comfort hearts. Before you dive in, ask Him to quiet your heart and awaken your mind to the greatest subject of the ages: His great salvation.

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Only God: When He is All You Have

September 30, 2022

Called the man after God’s own heart, shepherd boy, and king, David experienced many storms in life. His story can be a great encouragement to you when you face trials and when problems seem to block your progress. You can read his story and know that he had similar problems. Yet born out of this life often touched by trouble, David was used by God to give us the hymnbook of the Bible, the book of Psalms—a beautiful, nuanced, and rich collection of how to praise God.

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The Fifth Gospel

June 30, 2022

The book of Acts, sometimes called the fifth Gospel, is a continuation of the four Gospels. Matthew concludes with the Resurrection, Mark with the Ascension, Luke with the promise of the Holy Spirit, and John with the promise of the Second Coming—all of these funnel down into the first chapter of Acts. And as all four do, Acts confirms the great missionary call, “Take this good news to the world!”

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A Love Story

May 26, 2022

When you think of the grand and sweeping truth the Bible covers, from cover to cover, you might wonder why God devotes an entire book to the story of a young woman who came from a foreign country into the land of Israel.

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In the Beginning

February 25, 2022

The Gospel of John is one of the easiest books to read, yet one of the most profound Gospels to understand. We might get the surface meaning easily enough, but to understand the deep truths, we need the Lord Jesus to be our teacher.

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Living in a World that Has Forgotten God

January 27, 2022

When the Lord taught the parable of the sower, He said the seed that fell on the rock had “fallen away.” Literally, the seed grew without a root. He likened it to the person who believes for a little while and then falls when temptation strikes. (See Luke 8:13.) People who “fall away” are called “apostates” in Scripture. They professed to believe, but then they move away from it. They no longer believe; they have departed from the faith.

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Jesus—Human and God in Every Way

December 23, 2021

Your family tree may explain a lot about you—where you came from, who your grandfather was, and his father before him. Luke’s Gospel traces Jesus’ family through Mary’s story, back to King David, then back all the way to Adam, the first created son of God. But Adam fell from that lofty position when he sinned. Jesus Christ, the last Adam and the Son of God, came to bring mankind back into that relationship with God by believing on Him—the only way to be in fellowship with God.

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Who is Jesus?

October 29, 2021

Who is Jesus? This question has caused more confusion, difference of opinion, and division than any other. It has always been so.

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