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It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — That’s a Wrap!

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way — That’s a Wrap!

OBS Friends, I don’t think a study has ever gone by as quickly as It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. Honestly, I could spend a year on this topic and still have more to learn from the Scripture readings alone. Are you looking forward to catch-up week? Take a deep breath and just process

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way Week 6 — Kingdom Minded. Eternally Focused.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. — James 1:12 The pain we’re walking through… It isn’t for nothing. ~ Lysa Welcome to our last week of the It’s Not Supposed

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

God’s Words of Life on Problems

Editor’s Note: Problems. Troubles. Difficulties. We’re either right smack in the middle of a crisis, or just coming out of a difficult time… or headed into it and we don’t know it yet. For the Christian, though, we can be rooted in the Word of God and know that although He may not rescue us

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Strong Hands and Brave Hearts

Editor’s Note: For our American readers, today is Memorial Day. Let’s remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces to protect and defend our freedom. Please share with us whom you are honoring. We pause today with great thanks for their service and sacrifice. * That person will receive the crown of

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Models of Faith in a Hostile Society

There is no single correct way for how God’s people should respond to a culture hostile to faith. In the Old Testament, God called the Israelites to develop their own society. He designed laws to keep out pagan influences. But He sent New Testament followers into the world to impact unbelieving cultures. As we reflect

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