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Food Stamp Christianity

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2/8/2017 Much has been written and much has been taught about the topic, “The Authority of the Believer.” It is my opinion that while understanding this topic is critical to believers in the administration of their daily lives, much has yet to be revealed about it. Just to be honest, I think we have to openly admit that there is yet much we don’t understand, but it is also my opinion that God wants us …

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A Forgotten Hero

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By Greg Laurie So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 9:17 A discovery every Christian eventually makes is who their real friends are. That is a discovery Saul of Tarsus made when he first became a follower of …

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Holy Rejection

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4/5/2016 The enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were rebuilding a Temple to the LORD, the God of Israel. So they approached Zerubbabel and the other leaders and said, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God just as you do. We have sacrificed to him ever since King Esarhaddon of Assyria brought us here.” But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the other leaders of Israel replied, “You may have no part …

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Handling Difficult Circumstances

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August 12 Philippians 3:8-11 The apostle Paul understood how to handle tough circumstances. Even while he was confined in a prison cell, he kept his eyes on Christ and trusted firmly in the Savior. Therefore, despite being in chains, he was able to celebrate the Lord’s work in his life. In fact, the epistle he wrote from jail to the Philippians was filled with rejoicing (1:18; 2:18; 3:1). Focusing on Christ is neither a natural …

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The Secret of Contentment

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June 15 Philippians 4:4-13 In today’s reading, the apostle Paul says he has learned the secret of experiencing contentment in all circumstances, good or bad. Does it surprise you that he wrote this when he was in prison, unsure of his future? We’re often discontent even when all is going well. Consequently, we wonder how it’s possible to be truly content during our most difficult trials, especially when there’s no end in sight. So what is genuine …

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Live Intentionally

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June 6/7 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Paul was a man who lived life to the full. His goals were to know Christ, abide in His power, fellowship in His suffering, and preach the gospel (Phil. 3:10; 1 Cor. 1:17). In doing so, he aligned his aspirations with the Lord’s, diligently worked to fulfill his calling, and persevered through opposition, persecution, and suffering. He could face the end of his life with confidence since he’d “fought the …

How Should We Pray? Suffering in Trials and Persecution, The Way To Endure

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By Lois Kanalos The Bible does not advise Christians to pray for persecution, but it definitely tells Christians to expect it. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of …

The Church at Large Has a Responsibility to Pastor Saeed

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Bill Haynes, Sr. Pastor at Grace Baptist Church It is far too easy for American Christians to hear of the imprisonment and brutal treatment of Pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran and just be complacent about it.  After all, we are not being imprisoned for our faith, and shouldn’t Pastor Saeed have known that Iran is a dangerous place to begin with? Attitudes like that will betray a brand of “Christianity” that is shaped more by …