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How to Respond to Faith Under Fire

How to Respond to Faith Under Fire

17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up. Daniel 3:17-18 You recall the story of Daniel’s friends; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They refused to bow down to the idols of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. As a result they were thrown in a fiery furnace with the heat turned up […]

Unbalanced Christian Faith

Unbalanced Christian Faith

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. Hebrews 13:9 Christianity grew out of the religion of the Jews. But the sacrificial rituals once used in the tabernacle were no longer useful or valid. The shed blood of Christ at Calvary was the once and for all sacrifice that satisfied God’s demand for sin. Christians need nothing more than faith in Jesus to enter God’s throne of grace. (For a better understanding […]

Praise the Lord Oh My Soul

Praise the Lord Oh My Soul

2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5 Have you ever been so moved within your spirit that your heart poured out to God in praise? Seemingly, from out of nowhere, adoration and thanksgiving flowed from your heart to the heart of God. That’s the kind of praise described by the […]

The Lord is the Supreme Gift Giver

The Lord is the Supreme Gift Giver

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:9-11 My wife complains “I’m hard to buy gifts for.” Inevitably, she asks for hints or ideas on what she can get me. I seldom can think of anything, so I wing it to stop the interrogation. However, despite my […]

Is Cursing a Sin

Is Cursing a Sin

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. James 3:9-10 If cursing is a sin, there’s a lot of sinning going on. Recently, someone told me that the F word doesn’t mean what it used to. It’s no longer a curse word. Really? “So now it’s a happy, uplifting, and helpful word,” I responded. He was confident that the definition should no longer be considered offensive, however, he couldn’t provide me with […]

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