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Effective Prayer (James 5:13–20)

The gift of speech is a marvelous blessing, if it is used to the glory of God. Prayer is certainly a high and holy privilege. As God’s children, we can come freely and boldly to His throne and share with … Continue reading

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The Power of Patience: Part 1 (James 5:7–12)

James is still addressing the suffering saints when he writes, “Be patient.” This is his counsel at the beginning of his letter (1:1–5) and is still his counsel at the end of his letter. He knows God is not going … Continue reading

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3 Attitudes Toward the Will of God: Part 2 (James 4:13–17)

In Part 1, we looked at the first two attitudes toward God’s will: ignoring and disobeying. Today, we will look at the final attitude. Obeying God’s Will (James 4:15) Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Responsibilities of Men and Women: Part 1 (1 Timothy 2)

Welcome back to our study of 1 Timothy. Today, we will be looking at chapter 2, where Paul gives instructions for public worship, emphasizing the importance of prayer and order in church meetings. “Everything should be done in a fitting … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Worry: Part 1 (Philippians 4:1–9)

If anybody had an excuse for worrying, it was the Apostle Paul. His beloved Christian friends at Philippi were disagreeing with one another and he was not there to help them. We have no idea what Euodia and Syntyche were … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Christian Living (Philippians 2:12–18)

“Few things are harder to put up with,” wrote Mark Twain, “than the annoyance of a good example.” Perhaps the thing most annoying about a good example is its inability to accomplish the same achievements in our own lives. Admiration … Continue reading

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True Christian Fellowship: Part 2 (Philippians 1:1–11)

Paul describes true Christian fellowship in three ways. In Part 1, we looked at the first way: “I have you in my mind.” Today, we will consider the next two ways. I have you in my heart (vv. 7–8). We … Continue reading

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What Do You Know For Sure? (1 John 5:6–21)

“Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin wrote those words in 1789. Of course, a wise man like Franklin knew many other things are also certain. The Christian knows there are many certainties. Of spiritual truth, Christians are … Continue reading

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In The World, But Not of It

“I have given them Your Word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that You take them out of the world but … Continue reading

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Breaking the Habit of Worry

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” … Continue reading

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Waiting

Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart. Wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14). In this hurry-up world, waiting for anything can cause us to lose our tempers, tongues, and good senses more frequently than we care to admit. I … Continue reading

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Faith or Presumption?

As children of God, we are free to ask Him anything we please and once we ask, we can hope He will give us exactly what we’ve asked for. But to believe He will do something He has not promised … Continue reading

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