Category Archives: Bible

Forgiveness: Tough but Necessary

Genesis 50:19-21 (NIV) 19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. 21 So then, don’t be … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Effective Prayer (Part 1)

James 1:5-8 (NIV) 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts … Continue reading

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A Little Compassion Goes a Long Way

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. It can be difficult to live up to Paul’s profound command found in Ephesians 4:32.  The verse doesn’t come with an … Continue reading

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Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV) 11 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. Our society tends to distrust authority figures.  We’ve seen leaders caught in lies and scandals, and established institutions often seem to fail us.  So how do we … Continue reading

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Softening Our Hearts Through God

Psalm 25 (NIV) 1 In you, Lord my God,     I put my trust. 2 I trust in you;     do not let me be put to shame,     nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you     will ever be put to … Continue reading

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The Original Sin of Social Media

Chances are, you’ve never heard of Pfeiffer syndrome.  It’s a rare genetic disorder that’s characterized by the premature fusion of certain bones in the skull.  This fusion prevents further growth of the skull and affects the shape of the head … Continue reading

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Being Generous Brings Blessings

Proverbs 11:17-28 (NIV) 17 Those who are kind benefit themselves,     but the cruel bring ruin on themselves. 18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages,     but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19 Truly the righteous attain life,     but whoever pursues … Continue reading

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