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Freedom in Christ

This month the United States of America will celebrate July 4th in remembrance of the ratification of our Declaration of Independence. Both in the preamble and the epilogue they acknowledge the Creator God as the both the author and protector of freedom. It was their reliance upon God that gave them the courage to take their stand and declare truth …

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A Nation Founded On Truth

Here in the United States, this Tuesday will be our nation’s 247th birthday, and as Christians, we have the opportunity to reflect on our birth and life as a nation. The United States of America is the only nation in the world that was founded on a creed. Other nations were founded on the basis of common ancestry, geographic boundaries, or …

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Prayer: Taking Hold of God’s Willingness

Faith is not the only variable in the “equation” of life. A study of the Word of God shows that prayer, the intensity of the spiritual battle, and the help of other believers are also variables that affect what happens in our lives. The prayers of God’s people play an important part in the will of God coming to pass, …

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Righteous or Self-Righteous

Righteousness in the Bible carries two essential meanings. First, it is the state of being right according to God’s standards. The other meaning carries the sense of having been declared not guilty. One who is declared not guilty, is not of necessity living righteously. Throughout the Bible, God declared many people righteous, but it is through faithfulness to live according …

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Pentecost

This year, Pentecost was on Sunday, May 28th, occurring seven weeks after Easter Sunday. This day is celebrated to designate what happened in Acts 2 when for the first time God made it available for human beings to be born again of incorruptible seed and filled with the gift of holy spirit, the divine nature of God and His Son. …

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The Blessing of God

The word “bless” and its derivatives is essentially a religious term that is rarely used secularly. We don’t hear a news commentator speaking of being blessed. Yet, blessings were a natural part of the reality God intended for humanity and His creation. The first blessing was to the creatures. Genesis 1:22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and …

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The Greatest Event In History

This month we celebrate the single event of human history which changed the course of the world… the death and resurrection Jesus of Nazareth. Beginning in Genesis chapter 3, God himself prophesied of Jesus and what he would accomplish for humanity. Yahweh God spoke directly to the serpent saying: Genesis 3:14,15 REV“Because you have done this, you are cursed above all …

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How’s Your Fruit Account?

Generosity and giving was one of Jesus’ favorite topics of discussion. Here are a few facts about his teachings on money: • Sixteen of the thirty-one parables have a money or stewardship theme.• One of every ten verses in the Gospels directly mentions money.• Jesus refers directly to money in 288 verses.• Jesus taught about money more often than he …

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The Belt of Truth

Dear Truth Seeker,In these last days, the Body of Christ is clearly in an all-out spiritual war with the enemies of righteousness. This war is not with people but with the demonic forces which deceive millions and promote ungodliness and evil. I can make this claim with great confidence because it has been this way from the start. Ephesians 6:10-17 …

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Reality Is Always Your Friend

Why is reality your friend? Because the meaning of reality is “the way things really are.” If for any reason you are out of touch with reality in any area of your life, you are undoubtedly subject to a diminished quality of life, to say the least. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “truth” basically means “reality.” Because knowing …