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Lead the Way

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16 (NIV) It’s very tempting to be quiet about our faith these days.  People judge Christians, ridicule them, and some don’t take faith in general seriously.  We need to stand up against those…

Know Where You’re Going

…God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:11-12 (NIV) Eternal life is found only in Jesus Christ.  Belief in Jesus (that He was born without sin, died…

Take Your Stand

Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.…

Start at the Beginning and Go to the End

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:  that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.  1 Corinthians 15:3-5 (NIV) Jesus…

Stay on Course!

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.  It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true…

The Christ in Me is the Hope the World Needs

…Do you not realize about yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?…  2 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) …Christ in you, the hope of glory.  Colossians 1:27 (NIV) When we accept Christ as our Lord, we are inviting Him to live in our hearts.  He becomes a greater part of us and directs us on our journey…

Choosing to Believe God’s Version of Me

Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that…

Gideon Trusts God

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior!”. . . . “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” “Pardon me my Lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the…

Trusting God

In our journey of faith, we have to learn to trust God. At first, we may be focused on our own independence and believe that we are good enough on our own to find our way in life. In reality, we must learn to trust God and allow Him to lead us. With all your…

Faith Is a Journey Everyone Is On

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) From the very beginning of time, God has had a plan for all of us. God provides direction for our lives (whether…

Overcome It

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV) It has been said that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”   The only way to make a difference against evil is to take action.  One spiritual action we should take is…

Resist It

Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. That is why you need to put…

Hate It

Let those who love the Lord hate evil… Psalm 97:10 (NIV) God is love (1 John 4:8).  He has called us to show His love to the people around us, but it’s not enough to love people.  We also need to hate evil.  We need to stand up and speak out against evil.  We need…

Expose It and Confess It

Expose It “Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them.” Ephesians 5:11 (LB) It is easy to take for granted that bad things happen to people every day.  The world is full of violence and hate, but it is easy to become desensitized to it.  It…