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Hope For Today #225 – Faith Is Filled With Peace!
Faith Is Filled With Peace! “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.” (Isaiah 48:22, CSB) Fear – what a terrible master! For the faith-filled disciple of King Jesus He gives us peace! God is our provider! He takes care … Continue reading
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Hope For Today #222 – Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously!
Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously! “The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has … Continue reading
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When a Nation Rebels Against God
Isaiah 3:1-3 teaches us that rebellion to Yahweh on large scale leads to loss on larger scale. After all, God doesn’t bless rebellion. And while He is patient and doesn’t want to see any perish, there is also His justice … Continue reading
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Patience and Purity When Wanting Sex
In part two of this three-part interview, Dr. Smith talks with Keisa Jones, author of Preparation While You Wait, Real Talk For Women of God Waiting On Their Promise about patience and purity when wanting sex. In today’s episode, author Keisa Jones speaks to us about patience and how she has developed it … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Being Sensitive to God’s Timing!
“There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Grace For the Race!
“For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” (John 1:16, NASB95) Grace upon grace. We all make mistakes. We all have bad days. We all get grumpy. So why is it that we are … Continue reading
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Transformed #302: Taking Care of Your Community!
“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” (3 John 2, ESV) “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39, ESV) Thriving … Continue reading
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Transformed #286: What Makes a Great Coach?
Craig Groeschel reminds us that, “successful people do consistently what normal people do occasionally.” When it comes to Sunday School, nothing could be closer to the truth! As we wrap up our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” … Continue reading
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Transformed #282: Winning Depends on These Strategies!
Paul was clear that we were to run the spiritual race to win! But how? How to do run to win? In our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith explains both the principle … Continue reading
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