Stars and Apples

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And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way . . . . - Colossians 1:10 NIV I recently started teaching ESL to Chinese kids online. When the students do a good job, I give them five stars. When I do a good job, the parents give me five...

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No Middle Side

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[Jesus said,] “Whoever is not with me is against me.” - Luke 11:23a ESV I missed a flight once. We got there about a minute after the doors shut. In my mind I felt that we should get credit for “almost” or “close.” However, airlines don’t work that way...

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What Is Your Worth?

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This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his one and only Son into the world so that we could have life through him. This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God’s love for us. He sent his Son to die in our place to take away our sins. - 1 John 4:9-10 NCV What is...

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A Savior for Those in Need of Saving

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[God our Savior] wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. - 1 Timothy 2:3-4 NLT When my 15-year-old son and I set out to climb a mountain, we brought along water for what we thought was a three-hour hike. It was 101 and we were in the desert. After four hours I knew I...

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