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Matthew 13:44

Are you able to do the really hard things? I’m not talking about getting yourself to church on Sunday morning–although depending on who you are, that may be hard for you. What I’m referring to are life choices that cost … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 1:15

Suffering. It’s a difficult and unpopular subject that’s rarely tackled in the pulpit or on Christian radio, and that’s because it’s unpleasant–let’s be honest; none of us want it. We don’t want to experience it, we’re happy when we don’t … Continue reading

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Matthew 13:44

What does being a Christian involve? Is it merely some kind of initial “spiritual experience” and then not much else, or is there something I have to actually do–is there real work involved? Put another way, is being a Christian … Continue reading

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2 Timothy 3:12-14

Are you one of those Christians everyone seems to tolerate less and less these day? One of those bigoted, holier-than-thou types, passing judgment on people not like you and spewing hate toward them? Comments like these are inherently unfair because … Continue reading

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Luke 21:19

How do you respond under pressure? Not an on-the-job type of pressure, but the pressure you feel when life seems to tighten the screws to see if you will keep doing right, regardless of the consequences. Many people try to … Continue reading

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Ephesians 6:2

Franklin Graham recently announced, “It’s been two years since Pastor Saeed Abedini was thrown into a filthy Iranian jail cell for his unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.” The Apostle Paul also spent over two years in prison in Caesarea for … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 4:17

Are you hurting, or even genuinely suffering, today? Are there burdens in your personal life that are really difficult to bear up under, ones you are even possibly considering running away from? Please be encouraged that if these are situations … Continue reading

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