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The Promise of Blessing

The Promise of Blessing

What is a blessing? So often in our world today, blessing is defined as “prosperity.” But a blessing is so much more. A blessing from God is a gift that is intended for our eternal benefit or good. A genuine blessing always has an eternal component. The Brokenness and Blessing of Paul The apostle Paul

Peace: God’s Ultimate Goal

God’s ultimate goal for humanity is for peace to blanket the earth. His Son, Jesus Christ, was called the “Prince of Peace” by Isaiah the prophet (Isaiah 9:6). That’s because Isaiah saw another day on the prophetic horizon. He described that day as a time when nations would beat their swords into plowshares, and their

Unhealthy Thinking

You Don’t Like Me And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:7 Thought for the Day: Toxic thoughts leave no room for truth to flourish. And in the absence of truth, lies reign. Have you ever had thoughts of insecurity so

Longing for Real Peace

For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. — Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT The Jewish people of Jesus’s day who lived under

Rejoice in the Lord Always (Session One, Anxious for Nothing)

Editor’s note: There’s a good reason that Max Lucado is called “America’s Pastor.” He has his finger on the pulse of the nation and words of healing and hope to share. Anxious thoughts can take over our minds if we don’t heed the Word of God and stay in command of our own thinking. If

The Joy Model: Radically Trusting God

Buzz. Buzz. Michelle’s cell phone vibrated twice on her night stand. It was a text coming in at 12:40 a.m. I was zonked out and the sound barely registered with me. “Jeff, Jeff, wake up. Look.” It was a text from my seventeen-year-old son’s ex-girlfriend: “Please check on Neal. He sent me this photo.” It

Do Not Be Anxious

Do not be anxious about anything. — Philippians 4:6 Anxiety should never be found in a believer. In spite of the magnitude, quantity, and diversity of our trials, afflictions, and difficulties, anxiety should not exist under any circumstances. This is because we have a Father in heaven who is almighty, who loves His children as

Supernatural Peace

Peace is in short supply these days. Many people today yearn for peace in their own lives. Even if the nations of the world were at rest and no insurgent groups were plotting mayhem in the shadows, many individuals would still be on edge because of fighting with their spouse or their children. Stress on the interpersonal level takes a heavy toll on millions.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Your Life, God’s Way

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Years ago, my church – Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida – rented a billboard near a busy highway. We were looking to attract people to what God was

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