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Hope For Today #227 – Faith Thanks God For Success!
Faith Thanks God for Success! “If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, what will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?” … Continue reading
Hope For Today #212 – Faith Asks For God’s Gifts!
Faith Asks For God’s Gifts! “Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are his.” (Job 12:13, CSB) When life is falling apart, how do you pray? In the midst of our cousin Job’s despair, Job gives us the hint … Continue reading
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When Problems Plague a Nation!
In one of the most familiar passages for most Bible students, King Solomon of United Israel dedicated the Temple he had built to the Lord. Then he prayed a passionate, well thought out prayer for mercy from God. For 2 … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Having Eternal Life!
While the world celebrates with a bunny, we know it’s all about the substitutionary Lamb of God who takes away our sin! I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about how Having Eternal … 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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Willing Worker Wednesday – Worthy Of the Cost!
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived unexpectedly in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Finding God When We’re Lost!
I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Todaya bout Finding God When We’re Lost from 2 Chronicles 15.4, (CSB) … … but when they turned to the Lord God of Israel in their distress and sought … Continue reading
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