We often cry out to God when we see and feel the pain around us. We recognize “things aren’t right.” We want something better. We want God to act to “put the world right.” The book of Habakkuk began with the prophet’s cry to God. God then responds. The prophet spoke directly to God, but…

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When we sit down to study the Bible, we must first listen to the Text itself (Hebrews 4:12). This is the most foundational step in Bible study and developing our relationship with God. The famous Journalistic Questions (who, what, when, where, why, and how), which we ask of any text, are helpful for learning from God’s written Word,…

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The best thing that ever happens is when someone becomes a Christian. It is the best thing for them. It is in Christ that God’s blessings are fully given. Paul wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in…

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We are thankful for the great opportunities which God gives to us every day. The greatest blessings we can enjoy in this life are the blessings which God has given to the church. “He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 1:3). A great part of those…

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“Ye see, dearly beloved, how great protection there is for them that are chastened by the Master: for being a kind father He chasteneth us to the end that we may obtain mercy through His holy chastisement” (1 Clement 56:16).   In his book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,  C. S. Lewis wrote the…

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Hope is, “The confidence that, by integrating God’s redemptive acts in the past with trusting human responses in the present, the faithful will experience the fullness of God’s goodness both in the present and in the future.”[1] Remember we have hope. All is not lost. Jesus lives. He invites you to come to him and…

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