Swimming Against the Current: Living a Holy Life

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“Daniel and his three friends, and all who call themselves Christians, share a common bond: we are called to swim against the current, to live in culture that is foreign, sometimes downright evil. The call isn’t to simply live there, cowering, hoping somehow to make it through untouched by evil and unaffected by sin’s consequence…”

Finding Love: A Prayer

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“I am filled with anguish for the ordinary folk. The mothers, fathers, and siblings deeply impacted by terrorism, war, and famine. This world can be an ugly place, made so by the greed and cruelty of vicious individuals who show no caring traits. I pray for God’s peace in this world…”

Death and the Power of Prayer

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“The doctor didn’t use the words, “you’re going to die.” Most doctors don’t. Although each of my loved ones had a different disease, the diagnosis the doctor offered them meant one thing—each was terminally ill.
Although every one of us can honestly say, “I’m going to die,” once the doctor gives you a diagnosis it changes the tone. If you’ve heard those words, you know the feeling of hopelessness they invoke…”

The Importance of Studying Scripture

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“Countless times in Scripture we are told to carefully study the word of God. The study of this word guides our steps (Psalm 119:105), it helps to keep us from sin (Psalm 119:11), it is a weapon that can outperform any other (Hebrews 4:12), it nourishes us (Luke 4:5) and it is part of the armor of the Christian (Ephesians 6:10-18)…”

Six Big Truths We Can Learn About God

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“The account of the healing of Naaman’s leprosy is found in 2 Kings 5. If you don’t know the story, read it here, then check out the following lessons we can learn about God from this one small Bible story—lessons that will bring blessing to our lives beyond all our expectations as we learn to trust and obey the God of the Bible…”

The Death of His Saints

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“Death is not natural. Although it is now the way of all things, Scripture tells us in Romans 6:23 that death is the final working out of the curse of sin: “For the wages of sin is death…” If this was all the verse had to say to us, then there would really be no point to anything; we live, we sin and then therefore we die and face God guilty of our sin and fully deserving of its punishment. But if we read on in the verse…”