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Faith is knowing God is able. Faith is love. Faith is taking God at His word. Our all-powerful, all-knowing, beginningless, endless, immutable, giving, gracious, self-sacrificing God is not only loving. He IS love.

Faith Is…

Faith Is…

Knowing God Is Able God is able to do whatever He promises. — Romans 4:21 NLT Faith means knowing God is able to do all that He has promised. You may not understand how. You may not know where or when. It may seem utterly, completely impossible. But for all the things you do not

The Weekly Prayer Project

Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God

Editor’s note: Have you heard about The Weekly Prayer Project? It’s part book, part journal with a challenge to spend 52 weeks in prayer and daily Bible meditation. It’s a fantastic way to connect with God, pray, reflect, and journal our prayer journeys. The topics in The Weekly Prayer Project are centered around 7 different

One More Powerful

Luke 3:15-18 When John began to preach in the wilderness, crowds flocked to see Him. He baptized those who confessed their sins but rebuked the pious religious leaders for their self-reliance (Matthew 3:7-10). After 400 years without a prophet, people rushed to John, wondering if he might be the Christ, the one for whom they

The Upper Room

The Upper Room

THE MASTER’S EXAMPLE Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God; so He got up from the meal and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. — John 13:3-5 The

Jesus I Need You in These Dark Times

Jesus, You Are My Refuge Dear Jesus, Thank You for providing security in an insecure world. You warned that “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains” (Mark 13:8). All of this and more will signal Your coming.

Palm Sunday: The Loving Act

As the time drew near for Him to ascend to Heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem… But the people of the village did not welcome Jesus because He was on His way to Jerusalem. — Luke 9:51, Luke 9:53 NLT Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, the day we celebrate Jesus’s

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem As King

  Jesus’ coming to Jerusalem riding on a donkey, to the accolades and praise of the gathered crowd, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies of Jesus as King. Isaiah 62:11 calls for “Daughter of Zion” to watch for this King, and Zechariah 9:9 depicts the King “lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the

He gives us the grace to persevere.

In My Weakness

My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV The Scriptures don’t provide the specifics, but we know that the apostle Paul struggled with what he referred to as a “thorn in [his] flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7). Whatever the problem was, it was so bothersome

3 Scriptures That Will Help Draw You Near to God

This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:14-15 Have you ever shared something deeply

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