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  • Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”

    But our salvation, our saving grace is not from us, it is from our Lord. He can sort out all of our problems, and when we allow Him to take the lead in our battles, they often get over more quickly and turn out better than we could have expected. So back to that question, what would it look like if ...
  • My God is…fighting for me Psalm 35:1-3

    Psalm 35:1-3 – Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;fight against those who fight against me!Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to help me!Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers;say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”   &n...
  • Why do good things happen to Bad people?

    I’m sure your friends, Christians and non-Christians alike, have asked “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. But the truth is, we’re not good people. We’re sinners. I think a better question to ask is Why do good things happen to bad people. The answer is the Merc...
  • Does this stir your heart?

  • Are All Gentiles Depraved in the Mind? (Ephesians 4:17-19)

    Ephesians 4:17-19 is often quoted along with 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, andEphesians 2:1-5 as evidence that the unregenerate person has no ability to understand, comprehend, or respond to the truth of God and the gospel. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord,...
  • Five Views on What is the “Gift of God”

    There are five views on how to understand Paul’s statement. 1. Faith is the Gift of God First, some just say that Ephesians 2:8 contains a grammar mistake or an exception to the rule. They argue that contextually, the word “that” refers to faith, regardless of the fact that this ...
  • GOD’S PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT

    These verses tell us that God will intervene and help us by giving us His undivided attention to our immediate needs! The psalmist encourages us to rely on our Creator for His help and know that He will help!   Regardless of what a person’s situation may be, the Creator God wants to be ...
  • A CLOSER LOOK AT AN ENCOURAGING VERSE

    Psalms 42 and 43.   The psalmist describes his sorrows and longings, and then tells himself three different times: “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance [face]” (Psalms 42:5...
  • The greatest example of agape love.

    In the New Testament, the Greek words that we translate ‘love’ have nuances that help us understand them a bit better.  However, God has not left us to wonder what He views as love.  He has given us the clearest example in His Son.  The greatest example of love is Jesus ...
  • Sometimes love may seem harsh.

    True love must sometimes act in forceful ways.  Agape love is a thinking, rational, kind of deliberate love that is motivated by what is holy and good.  There are times when this kind of love results in less than pleasant actions.  When speaking to the Corinthian church concerning a m...