10 life lessons from Jesus

10 Life Lessons from Jesus

Jennell Houts Jesus Christ took the Jewish people and religious leaders by surprise when He dismantled many of their traditions. In Mark 7:9 He said to some religious leaders, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.” As the Son of God, Jesus...

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happy and excited on Monday morning

Yahoo, it’s Monday!

Bas Boshuizen In our world, Monday has a bad reputation. For just being a day of the week, it gets a lot of negative attention. Songs have been written about how bad Monday is, your Facebook feed will clutter up with clever and not-so-clever jokes on all that’s wrong with...

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Am I being tempted or tested?

Am I Being Tempted or Tested?

Jennell Houts Whether you’re a newer Christian or you’ve been a believer for a long time, you probably know that temptation and testing are something you will deal with periodically. But what’s the difference between testing and temptation? And what’s the purpose of them? God Tests Us God doesn’t tempt...

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How to forgive yourself

How to Forgive Yourself and Move on from the Past

Kim Thompson-Pinder Have you ever felt like a complete and total failure in life? Have you made mistakes that you felt you could never get over? Do you look at yourself in the mirror and wonder how God could ever love such a mess-up as you? If you said “yes”...

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Bringing God into your everyday life

Not Just Sunday: Bringing God Into Your Everyday Life

Kim Thompson-Pinder If you are like me, you love sitting in church on Sunday worshipping God and hearing the Word. There are times that His presence is so real and you can actually feel Him on the inside and it is so peaceful and wonderful that you could stay there...

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5 practical ways to change the world today

5 Practical Ways to Change the World Today

Jennell Houts You don’t have to look far to see that there are many problems and challenges in our world today. Maybe you feel overwhelmed and wonder how you can make a difference. The truth is, changing our world starts with changing us! As individuals and families who love God,...

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Reaching out to God in Loneliness

Reaching Out to God in Loneliness

Johanna Lynch Kelly is a 15-year-old schoolgirl. She has 823 “friends” on Facebook but feels she has nobody to talk to about how unhappy she is at home. Marjory is 78 years old. Since her husband and sister died the only people she talks to are the supermarket checkout girls...

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Does God really love me?

Does God Really Love Me?

Steve Howells Some would argue that, given all the suffering in this world, God couldn’t possibly love us. And I think we might agree that there are days when God’s love indeed seems quite remote. Does He really love us as the church proclaims? The Bible teaches that God loves...

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