Who Protects the Church?

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Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. - Acts 17:11 Recently I heard a well-known Bible teacher on the radio speaking about the importance of pastors...

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Bitterness

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See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled. - Hebrews 12:15 Have you noticed the bitterness in our politics, our churches, and even in our own marriages and families? Bitterness, which comes when...

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Blaming God

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“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. - Job 1:18-22 This is one of the most powerful stories of faith in the...

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Fight Becoming Old and Cynical

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For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me...

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From the Inside Out

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The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. - Luke 6:45 My friend asked, “How does the evangelist equip the saints to do the...

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Collecting

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Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart...

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Your Position

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For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this? - Esther 4:14 Have you ever pondered why you have the position...

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One Act Of Kindness

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In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s officials from those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. But the plot became known to Mordecai and he told Queen Esther, and Esther informed...

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How Living Loved Affects Your Giving

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Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia, that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their ability, and...

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Messy People – 3

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Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart. - 1 Peter 1:22 Have you noticed that working with people is messy? Whether it’s working with fellow employees, working alongside your...

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