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World-Class Rebels in Need of Grace

World-Class Rebels in Need of Grace

With one voice they cried out, “Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder.) — Luke 23:14–19 Rebel and murderer. Anger in his heart and blood on his hands. Defiant. Violent. A troublemaker. A life taker. He is guilty and

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How to Hear God’s Voice Above the Noise

Have you ever wondered how to hear God’s voice above the noise of daily life? Sometimes we hear people say, “God told me such-and-such,” and we secretly wonder, How did you know that was God? Elizabeth Alves wrote, ‘God spoke to me’ is one of the most misunderstood phrases among His people; it can create

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There’s Power in Weakness

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. — Isaiah 40:29–31 Wander by an old dock or around some boat slips, and you’ll hear the muffled, rythmic moans

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Entertaining Angels With Hospitality

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. — Hebrews 13:2 When there is room in the heart, there is room in the house. ~ Danish proverb When was the last time you visited someone and felt truly welcome and comfortable? What made you feel that way? In all likelihood, it

A Great Revival

When Jonathan Edwards began preaching in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1734, the moral conditions of that colony and throughout the British settlements were at an extreme low. The New England that was to be a “city on the hill” had become materialistic, the strict Puritan teachings no longer followed. From the pulpit, Edwards stressed the importance

God’s Lavish Love

Amy Wells knew her bridal shop would be busy. Brides-to-be took full advantage of the days right after Thanksgiving. It was common for families to spend the better part of the holiday weekend looking at wedding dresses in her San Antonio, Texas, store. Amy was prepared to give service to shoppers. She never expected to give

What Did Jesus Write on the Ground?

[The teachers of the law and the Pharisees] were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing [Jesus]. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is

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