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Hope For Today #200 – Faith Enjoys God’s Defense!
Confidence Is The Attitude of the Child of God! While all too many followers of King Jesus seem to be shaken, those who are close to Him know that He is near and there is nothing to fear! He … Continue reading
Hope For Today #165 – Expansion Happens Even In Our Misery!
2020 has been a very hard year for many. In our ministry one of our staff members husband passed away from Covid 19 in April . Because of the lockdown many people have lost their jobs and many businesses … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plans As We Start Afresh!
As I asked people what they did when the lockdown was released, it was interesting to hear their responses. I was looking for the big plans that they had hoped and dreamed about. Most of the people responded about enjoying being back … Continue reading
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21 Days – Week 3! January 16th – We’re Acting on What God Says!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 16th Our Faith In Action Over Our Spiritual Lives! We’re Acting on What God Says! Read: Hebrews 11:1-6 Believe: For God to expand our lives, we will have to ACT on … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Let God Guide!
“So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following God’s Timing!
“But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Fear Tears Away One’s Hope
“I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me. Let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.” After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram … Continue reading
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Faith Filled Friday – Make Disciples!
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, ESV) Faith is … assurance … conviction. Do you know anyone who’s a life-long member of Vacillator’s Anonymous? VA is a fictitious … Continue reading
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Salvation Is About Relationship
Photo Credit: http://servingjoy.com Remember, salvation is not about a transaction as much as it’s about relationship. For example, if we think we are happily married because we went through the ceremony, and that things should always be wondeful because we … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Remove All Fear From Me!
FEAR – it paralyzes us faster than Novocain in the dentist’s chair! The problem seems to be – at least for me – that I unthaw very slowly! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope … Continue reading
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