Rejoicing in Trials

It may seem strange, but the Bible teaches that believers are to rejoice when we encounter trials, tests, tribulation, struggles, and suffering. To rejoice means to feel great joy and delight. This seems contrary to logic! How can one feel joy and delight in the midst of suffering? From a normal human perspective this is not possible. But when we consider our trials from an eternal and spiritual perspective we see the truth much more...

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Counting the Cost

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” Luke 14:28 There is an old saying that has taken many forms. You may have heard it expressed something like, “if it is worth having it will cost you something.” There is, of course, much truth contained in this maxim. Sadly, we live in a world where people often try to get “something for...

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The Daily Blessing
Mar13

The Daily Blessing

God commanded Moses to instruct the High Priest to speak a blessing over God’s people. History tells us that this special blessing was recited every evening at the conclusion of the daily sacrifices. In ancient times, a blessing was the primary method of asking God’s divine favor to rest upon others. The words of the daily blessing—selected by God Himself—are a beautiful reminder to us today of what God desires to do in our...

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Blessed are the Peacemakers
Mar03

Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Word of God informs us of three different types of peace. The most obvious is the inner tranquility of mind and heart that gives us confidence and assurance in God. The second is having “peace with God”. The peace offerings of the Old Testament allowed for temporary restoration in the relationship between God and man. The work of Calvary provided for a permanent reconciliation and peace with God for those who obey the gospel....

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Couples Who Pray Together
Feb10

Couples Who Pray Together

You have probably heard the old adage, “couples who pray together stay together.” You may be pleased to discover that this expression is more than just popular wisdom. Research studies have verified what Bible believing, God fearing people have understood for ages. Married couples who pray, study scripture, attend church, and otherwise jointly participate in spiritual activities really do enjoy significantly higher levels of...

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