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Psalm 145:8

Grateful That God Is Patient

Grateful That God Is Patient

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and great in faithful love. — Psalm 145:8 Have you ever witnessed road rage? Once, a burly man in a truck started angrily gesturing and screaming at me. I’m not even sure what I did to rouse his fury. Perhaps I cut him off. Or perhaps

God’s Gospel Has a “Whoever” Policy

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16 Whoever unfurls 3:16 as a banner for the ages. Whoever unrolls the welcome mat of Heaven to humanity. Whoever invites the world to God. Jesus could

The Power of Persistent, Spirit-Led Prayer

A note from the author: After another weekend of devastating mass shootings across America and the senseless loss of dozens of lives, our hearts go out to the victims’ families, and our minds ask “Why?” and “What can we do?” As for “Why?,” these things are happening because as more and more people reject God

Respecting Boundaries

We have personal boundaries, personal property lines, in our relationship with God. God has designed the world so that boundaries are to be respected. He respects ours, and we need to respect His. God Respects Our Boundaries God respects our boundaries in many ways. First, He leaves work for us to do that only we can do. And He

Social Media: What Would Jesus Tweet?

Life is short and time is precious. If you are going to surf, let it be on a board off the Gulf Coast after a spring storm – not aimlessly on the Internet. As Christians, we can’t make a difference in this world unless we are  different. So be a good steward of your time online; have a purpose

Matthew 13:24

God’s Grace Waits for Our Repentance

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in His field. – Matthew 13:24 READ: Matthew 13:24-30, Matthew 13:36-43 THICKEN THE PLOT: Psalm 73:1-28; Ezekiel 33:10-16; 2 Peter 3:9-18 Today’s story centers on a man tending to wheat and weeds – wheat, a cultivated crop and weeds, intruding plants that threaten to destroy the

1-Corinthians-13-4

The Secret to Loving

Could two people be more different? He is looked up to. She is looked down on. He is a church leader. She is a streetwalker. He makes a living promoting standards. She’s made a living breaking them. He’s hosting the party. She’s crashing it. Ask the other residents of Capernaum to point out the more pious of

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