Lasting Change

“Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.” (James 1:22) Sitting in church won’t make you a saint, anymore than sitting in a garage will make you a car. Too often, we can hear a good message and be uplifted for a moment, but before long the lift has …

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Like Magic

“Seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all you need will be provided to you.” (Matthew 6:33) It’s tempting to look at this verse like a secret key to unlocking a treasure chest. If we’ll say certain things and act a certain way, then all our wishes will be granted. That’s not what Jesus …

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Whole Being

“God is light. In God there is no darkness. If we claim to be right with God but still walk in darkness, we lie, and no truth is in us.” (I John 1:5-6) Righteousness isn’t something we can wear on our sleeves. It doesn’t matter how much we profess to be followers of Christ — …

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Deeper Meaning

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) Tremendous wisdom is packed into these ten words, but it can breeze by without notice, if we’re not careful. It’s easy to just accept it as doctrine and move on, but in so doing we’ll miss the deeper meaning. This seemingly simple verse …

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