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Where the Good Stuff Is

1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (NIV) 9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen,     what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—     the things God has prepared for those who love him— 10 these are the things … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the Blood

1 Peter 1:17-21 (NIV) 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were … Continue reading

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What Do You Do When the Storm Comes?

Luke 8:22-25 (NIV) 22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Effective Prayer (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed several reasons why a prayer may seem to go unanswered.  The reasons discussed were wavering faith, wrong motives, conflict in relationships, lack of generosity, and indifference.   Psalm 17:1-6 (NIV) A prayer of David. 1 Hear … 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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True Friendship: Breaking Down the Walls

John 15:12-15 (NIV) 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call … Continue reading

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Overcome Fear by Trusting God’s Promises

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) 10 So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. In many ways, faith is the key … Continue reading

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