God’s Family…

“Belonging to God’s family is not simply a matter of birth or ancestry as many Jews at the time believed. They claimed the name of God for themselves but often failed to display his character. The two, however, are inseparable. Those who are truly God’s children and bear his name, Jesus says, are those who […]

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“Jesus is our great example of servanthood. But He did not come to Earth, live, and die just to make us more servant-hearted…for we needed much more than that. Because of our sin, we needed to be reconciled to God, and no one makes himself or herself acceptable to God by trying to emulate Jesus’ […]

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“How can we worship God publicly once each week when we do not care to worship Him privately throughout the week? Can we expect the flames of our worship of God to burn brightly in public on the Lord’s Day when they barely flicker for Him in secret on other days? Could it be that […]

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“Every believer must cross a few spiritual deserts in his or her pilgrimage to the Celestial City. Some arid places may be traversed in an hour or a few days. Occasionally, however, you may be required to travel for weeks with an almost withered soul. Press on in worship. Cry out to God for a […]

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“The Bible will never be a living Book to us until we are convinced that God is articulate in His universe. To jump from a dead, impersonal world to a dogmatic Bible is too much for most people. They may admit that they should accept the Bible as the Word of God, and they may […]

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“You might think of praying without ceasing as communicating with God on one line while also taking calls on another. Even while you are talking on the other line, you never lose your awareness of the need to return your attention to the Lord. So…praying without ceasing means you never really stop conversing with God; […]

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“Never measure your relationship with God based on how you feel or act in church. That’s not an accurate way to gauge it at all. That’s like saying that your car has a great engine because it sounds good at a gas station. You’re not there to determine how well your engine runs…you’re just there […]