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Eat Your Prayers
Jan23

Eat Your Prayers

Why do we pray? Some of us may have never really asked the question. Some of us may have never really been able to answer it. Prayer is one of the most fundamental aspects of following God through Christ. If one opens the Bible and begins to read, it won’t take long before they recognize the prominent role prayer plays in the lives of believers. Rather… one recognizes the role it should play. Among well-respected Christians who have...

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What is self-control?
Jan02

What is self-control?

As a new year dawns, self-examination and self-improvement are at the forefront of our collective minds. New Year’s resolutions of personal development stand again before the scrutiny of January’s first few weeks—an adversary well-versed at gobbling up even the best laid plans. For many, the desires to grow spiritually or improve physically sit atop the post-Christmas wish list. Whatever the avenue of progress one chooses, most often,...

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The Night That Broke The World
Dec24

The Night That Broke The World

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth “O Holy Night” is a beautifully haunting refrain that rings through church halls on Christmas Eve and causes pause amongst its listeners as it takes a turn on Christmas playlists. While we may know the song by heart, few of us may have ever considered the heart of the song. Certainly, it’s a song of Advent—hope come to life as the Word becomes...

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The Difference Between the Beginning and the End of the Bible
Dec03

The Difference Between the Beginning and the End of the Bible

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The Bible opens with a burst. In 10 short words, the Scriptures introduce us to a cornucopia of truths that are instrumental to understanding ourselves, our world and our God. The inaugural words of God’s Word swirl with life, sound and truth. First, we see the sovereign instigator of all things is God. He is the first. Before all things were, He was. Second, we see...

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