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The Importance of Forgiveness

What or who do you turn to when things get tough? We are sure to face adversity in our lives, and the confusion, fear, and doubt that comes with it. In these difficult times, we should strive to turn to God in faith, when we do, He can not only heal us but use our adversity as a platform for us to benefit His Kingdom! Don’t give up, stay faithful even when it gets difficult!

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Trust like Mary

What or who do you turn to when things get tough? We are sure to face adversity in our lives, and the confusion, fear, and doubt that comes with it. In these difficult times, we should strive to turn to God in faith, when we do, He can not only heal us but use our adversity as a platform for us to benefit His Kingdom! Don’t give up, stay faithful even when it gets difficult!

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Don’t Quit

What or who do you turn to when things get tough? We are sure to face adversity in our lives, and the confusion, fear, and doubt that comes with it. In these difficult times, we should strive to turn to God in faith, when we do, He can not only heal us but use our adversity as a platform for us to benefit His Kingdom! Don’t give up, stay faithful even when it gets difficult!

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Don’t Settle

Are you following the plan that God has for your life? We shouldn’t be obedient in pursuit of blessings, rewards, or the benefits we reap. Our obedience should come from a place of respect and love for our God—our Savior. When we are obedient to God’s guidance in our lives and recognize Him as our source of strength, we start to experience the blessings that ensue!

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Blessings from Obedience

Are you following the plan that God has for your life? We shouldn’t be obedient in pursuit of blessings, rewards, or the benefits we reap. Our obedience should come from a place of respect and love for our God—our Savior. When we are obedient to God’s guidance in our lives and recognize Him as our source of strength, we start to experience the blessings that ensue!

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Trust

Are you following the plan that God has for your life? We shouldn’t be obedient in pursuit of blessings, rewards, or the benefits we reap. Our obedience should come from a place of respect and love for our God—our Savior. When we are obedient to God’s guidance in our lives and recognize Him as our source of strength, we start to experience the blessings that ensue!

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Only One Was Made Well

The word that these men used to address Jesus— “Master” —is only used in Luke’s gospel. It was typically used for a commander, to emphasize the authority of the addressed person. The key to this miracle was that all ten men came completely under Jesus’s authority. You see, Jesus is only responsible for the parts of your life that you submit to Him. Only the parts of our lives that are under the umbrella of God’s covering are guaranteed not to get wet. But many of us live lives half-in and half-out; and then we’re surprised by the fact that the devil has taken hold. These men saw Jesus and asked for cover.

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Simple, But Not Easy

Have you ever been through a storm that caused you to see God in a different way? Often, we learn much about ourselves, and our God, in the midst of challenges—when we reach the end of our own strength. This was the case for Jesus’s disciples in Matthew 14.

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Knowing the Gift-Giver

If you’ve ever seen a child open his or her gifts at a birthday party, you know that it’s human nature to care more about the gift than the giver. So often, we unwrap the gifts and blessings in our lives with the sole intention of enjoying them—not of thanking the giver.

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Do You Want to Be Made Well?

Most of us would answer this question in the affirmative. However, there’s a story in John 5 that deserves close examination, where Jesus asks a man this very same question and gets another response. The man at Bethesda, who has been sick for 38 years—paralyzed physically—dodges the question entirely. Let’s take a look...