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Weekly Reflection

Lifelines

Birthdays are milestones . . . significant points in the passing of time . . . specific yet mute reminders that more sand has passed through the hourglass. But they pass so quietly, so consistently, they fool you. That’s part … Continue reading

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The Prayer Life Of Jesus

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. — Mark 1:35 This incident occurred after our Lord experienced a tremendous spiritual victory over Satan. He … Continue reading

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What Defines A Christian Disciple?

Those who followed Jesus truly were His disciples. Because of their love for Christ, many left their jobs, homes, and security to walk with Him as He ministered to people throughout Palestine. They had the benefit of walking with Christ … Continue reading

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Prayer And Character

A man’s character is his fate. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States said: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong … Continue reading

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We Are Called To Make Disciples, Not Converts

What if I told you that Jesus didn’t want us to win converts? Out of our desire to win converts we’ve often tried to make Jesus more convenient. That’s what our culture is all about. So watering down the Gospel … Continue reading

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Psalm 90: A Psalm For The End Of The Year

Psalm 90 is a perfect psalm for the end of the year. For one thing, this psalm includes the word “year” more than any other psalm. In the Hebrew text of Psalm 90, the word translated as “year” (shena) appears … Continue reading

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Advent Week 4: Repentance And Renewal

During Advent we honor the descendants of the House of David, a royal line of nobles and cads who point the way to the Messiah. King David himself is a fascinating mix of courage and cowardice. He slew the giant … Continue reading

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Advent Week 3: Mary’s Impossible Dream

Mary, who awaited the birth of Jesus some 2,000 years ago just as we do this Advent, lived an impossible dream. Imagine how young Mary—probably no more than 15 or 16 years old—must have felt upon receiving the news that … Continue reading

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