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The Christmas Gift from God: Good News and Bad News

The Christmas Gift from God: Good News and Bad News

Editor’s Note —The Joshua Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?

Psalm 139:7 This question comes from the heart of King David as he meditates on the greatness of our God. The twenty-four verses of Psalm 139 are filled with his wonder at the depths of God’s omniscience, His omnipresence, and His omnipotence. Recently our young grandchildren visited us, and I marvel at their sense of

In Touch With a World of Hurt

Editor’s Note —The James Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

Go the Second Mile

Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. — Matthew 5:41 The phrase going the second mile has found its way into our modern vernacular. Its roots are found all the way back in first-century Palestine. The Romans had conquered most of the Mediterranean world. One of the marvels of their conquest

Edifying vs. Contentious Speech

Editor’s Note —The James Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes

Evangelism: Back to Basics

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. — Acts 1:8 Once, the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi and his Green Bay Packers lost a football game that

Top 12 Devotional Gifts

Some books are more like friends than inanimate leather-bound pages. Streams in the Desert and Jesus Calling have been my friends for years now and my ratty, well-loved copies sit on my desk every day just waiting to bless my heart with today’s Scripture and devotional reading. If you are a regular devo devotee, too, you know

Life’s Bottom-Line Question: Do You Believe?

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. – John 11:25 This one statement is among the most bold and definitive acknowledgments of our Lord’s deity. The resurrection is what separates our Lord from a thousand other gurus and prophets who have come down the pike. This bold declaration

Integrity: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. – Proverbs 10:9 What is the single most important trait of a person who desires to truly make a difference in our world today? Some would say it is intellect. After all, knowledge is power in many ways. Others contend it is intensity, that spirit

Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 Early on in my

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