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Hoping in Our Sovereign God

Hoping in Our Sovereign God

Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the

Grow Under the Load

Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare. — Psalm 91:3 The noblest souls are the most tempted. The devil is a sportsman and likes big game. He makes the deadliest assaults on the richest natures, the finest minds, the noblest spirits. ~ John L. Lawrence Morning Lord! — the fowler lays his net

How have you made the same request as James and John? What “agenda” do you need to turn from in order to posture your heart to do God’s will?

When God Doesn’t Do What You Want

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”  — Mark 10:35 The disciples were on their way to Jerusalem. Struggling to understand all Jesus was telling them about what awaited Him, James and John made one of the Bible’s boldest

Becoming Powerful

  The great problem of the earth and the great aim of the masculine journey boil down to this: when can you trust a man with power? ~ John Eldredge A thirty-year-old man is like a densely populated city; nothing new can be built… without something else being torn down. ~ Mike Mason Stand at

Praise causes you to focus on God and upon His character. Praise is not the same as worship. You can praise other people, but worship is for God alone. Praise is the front door of worship.

The Heart of Worship: How Worship Works

  Come Bless the Lord Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is

Pray for Our Leaders

Editor’s Note: American friends, Election Day is tomorrow and we have the great privilege of making our voices heard. But, more than anything, let’s pray for our leaders… not just today and tomorrow, but regularly! Enjoy these short prayers from A Prayer for Every Occasion. We hope it helps offer some hope and aids in

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

Death Is Temporary

Death has been swallowed up in victory. — 1 Corinthians 15:54 NIV Barring the return of Christ, you will have one final moment… a last gasp, a final pulse. Your lungs will empty, and your blood will still. What will you be after you die? Answers vary, but Christianity posits a startling idea: “Death has been

Be Strong! The Right Kind of Strong

Editor’s Note: I’m excited to share this unique and bold book with you. As a Jesus-follower constantly facing my personal frailty and fierceness, strengths and needs and seeking God’s divine interference in my life to find the sweet spot of graciousness and yet dauntlessness, I believe Mary speaks straight to the heart of issues women

Why Are You Even Here?

Group Time Leader read Kat’s message to group: It’s no accident that your attention is here for the moment. Cast aside those nagging fears that you won’t give this study the time it deserves, and you should just quit while you’re ahead. Reject the notion that this can wait. Because now is always the right

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