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GOT FRUIT? WHAT FRUIT?

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that … Continue reading

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TO OBEY OR NOT TO OBEY?

But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. For rebellion is like the … Continue reading

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The Bible: God’s Story of Redemption

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it Endures. Your laws endure to this day, For, all things serve you. If your law had not … Continue reading

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REVIVE US AGAIN, O LORD!

The word “revival” is from the Hebrew word “chayah” and means “to bring back to life,” to “restore to consciousness,” or to “restore to a previous condition.” We might say, “The drowning victim was miraculously revived.” As used in the … Continue reading

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The Wise Will Shine Like the Brightness of Heaven

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3 NIV). Most people have never heard of the first overseas missionary from … Continue reading

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NO MORE SLEEPING WITH THE PIGS

In Luke 15:11-32 Jesus told a story about a young man who felt an urge to leave his father’s house. It’s a familiar story, one that has happened in almost every family. This young man asked for his portion of … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be “In Christ?”

Several places in Scripture refer to the believer’s being “in Christ” (1 Peter 5:14; Philippians 1:1; Romans 8:1). To be “in Christ” means we have accepted His sacrifice as payment for our own sin. You need to know who you … Continue reading

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RUNNING THE RACE WELL IN 2020

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing … Continue reading

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God’s plan of salvation is wrapped in a Person….

Do you know where the very first verse in the Bible that mentions Christmas is found? It is found in Genesis 3:15 where God is speaking to Satan after Adam and Eve’s fall into sin. God says to Satan, “And … Continue reading

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HOW TO LIVE IN A STATE OF REVIVAL

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the … Continue reading

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