When We Suffer For Christ

SUFFERING FOR CHRIST Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. James 1:12 The Christian life is not always rosy. Sometimes it hurts to serve Christ and do His will. Serving the Lord …

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The Voice Of God

THE VOICE OF THE LORD My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. John 10:27-28 Sheep are simple creatures surrounded by a very harsh world. In the days of Jesus, …

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You Are Loved By God

YOU ARE OF GREAT VALUE Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor – 1 Corinthians 3:8 A man who was doing a house-cleaning went up to his attic to throw out old items abandoned and forgotten. While picking up …

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Grounded In Humility

HUMILITY God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5 ‘The eyes of God’ is a theme running throughout Scripture. Take, for example, the familiar words of 2 Chronicles 16:9, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose …

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God Gave The Best For Me

GIVING OUR BEST What can I offer the Lord for all he has done for me? – Psalm 116:12 A farmer who was known for his frugality owned a cow that gave birth to two calves. He said to his wife, “I am going to dedicate one of these calves to the Lord.” Knowing his …

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Blessed Beyond Any Curse

BLESSED BEYOND A CURSE But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:5 Joseph was a young man who had everything going for him. He was good-looking. He was intelligent. He was loved by his father. The …

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Christ The Good Shepherd

THE GOOD SHEPHERD “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick.” Ezekiel 34:16 Most of us are familiar with artistic depictions of Jesus as a Good Shepherd returning from the field with a smile on His face and a rescued lamb …

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You Are Special

YOU ARE SPECIAL I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore. Ezekiel 34:29 God wants to make our lives beautiful. He wants our lives to be like beautiful gardens – fruitful and beautiful. …

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You Are Justified

Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall …

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You Are Special

YOU ARE SPECIAL I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore. Ezekiel 34:29 God wants to make our lives beautiful. He wants our lives to be like beautiful gardens – fruitful and beautiful. …

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