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“Do You Have Any Identification?”

On April 12 this year Christians will celebrate the glorious RESURRECTION of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. No doubt God will use the observance of this historically verifiable event to prompt everyone He can to consider what it means that only one human in history has ever conquered death, our ultimate enemy. If there is no such thing as …

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Thankfulness

The quality of thankfulness is an absolute requirement for the disciple of Christ. This thankfulness isn’t contingent upon circumstances but what God did for us in Christ, what He continues to do for us each day and the promises of what He will do for us in the future.

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Following Our Savior Into Harm’s Way

Dear Companion of Christ, Some destinations are not worth what the journey entails. No doubt you have experienced such disappointment. Perhaps that prompted you to more carefully count the cost of your next sojourn compared to the expected benefits, which are not always guaranteed when you get there. When it comes to following (walking in the steps of) our Lord …

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Intimacy: A Relationship With God

TLTF Trustee Franco Bottley shares the Word about having intimacy with God. Being intimate involves mixing our life with another’s, a uniting of souls, a sharing of hearts. This is something we all long for because it’s how God made us. We were created to connect. God made us and He intimately knows us better than anyone can. And for …

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God is Always “In the Moment” With You

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the “present.” With all the distractive elements intruding upon our busy lives these days, it is challenging to mentally set them aside and be present, in the moment, even with those you love the most. Jesus Christ is certainly the …

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Pay Your Vows

A word that is not used often in our culture is the word ‘vow’. God places a high premium on our vows. So much so that he would discourage us from making the vow if we don’t intent to follow through. But it’s with the making and fulfilling of the vow that life takes on the godliness that God intends …

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What Should Christians Hate?

Dear Lover of God and Christ, Other than hating your team’s Super Bowl opponent, February is all about LOVE. The Gift Card, Candy and Floral Lobbyists make sure that Valentine’s Day is the highlight of this month. Beside loving one’s spouse, fiancée, etc., February 14 can also be a reminder to us about the relentless love of God as expressed …

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The Unity of God

Jon Touchstone teaches on oneness, or unity, and how it is a vital aspect of our relationship with God. In the Shema (Deut. 6:4ff), every Old Testament Jew daily recited, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.” But more than just a declaration of God’s monotheism, the Shema conveys the element of relationship. “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh …

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The Character of the Seven Churches

Just as a person develops a reputation for his works and words, so a church is know by its reputation as well. It is certainly true that the Lord’s perspective is often very different from ours. The Seven Churches of Revelation shows us how the Lord deals with Churches – how he encourages right behavior, confronts wrong and warns those …

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Keep Running–The Beginning Is In Sight

Well, it’s now 2020, which begs the ocular question: What is your VISION of yourself and your ministry in the Body of Christ? Do you see yourself doing great things with the Lord this year? In this initial WWF teaching of the new year, John will take us to a number of relevant and provocative sections of Scripture, including 1 …