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Posted on September 21, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

What You're Worth

By Skip Heitzig

The world typically values people based on their outward beauty, personal wealth, or accomplishment. But God looks at us through a very different lens.

First Peter 1:18-19 tells us, "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot."

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Why You Need Trials

By Skip Heitzig

If the trials of life could only exist by popular demand, we would have voted them away long ago. People, by and large, hate suffering of any kind.

 

But read what Peter wrote about the topic: "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, tho...

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Posted on September 7, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Is Your Hope Alive?

By Skip Heitzig

If there's one thing the world desperately needs, it's hope. Even in America, where we have every creature comfort available to us, most people are unhappy with their lives and feel a sense of purposelessness.

But if there's one thing Christians have in abundance, it's hope. In

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Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The God of Truth

By Skip Heitzig

If you're a parent, did you ever have to teach your child how to lie? Of course not. But you did at one point have to say, "No, sweetheart, it's wrong to tell a lie. Telling the truth is the right thing to do."

That's because even though we're created in the image of God, that image is marred because of the fall, and lying comes pretty naturally to us. But God gave us His standard in the ninth commandment: "You s...

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Posted on August 24, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Have You Committed Murder Recently?

By Skip Heitzig

One of the shortest and simplest of the Ten Commandments is the sixth one: "You shall not murder" (Exodus 20:13). Maybe in hearing this commandment, you think, Okay, the other commandments are relevant to my life, bu...

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Posted on August 17, 2018 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

How Do You Use God's Name?

By Skip Heitzig

The third of the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:7, tells us how to worship the right God the right way, even down to the use and mention of His name: "You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD w...

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Posted on August 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Setting Your Priorities

By Skip Heitzig

From the very get-go, the Bible assumes that its reader already has a working belief in God, because it simply says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). The question is, how do we relate to Go...

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Posted on August 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

God's Top Ten for You

By Skip Heitzig

People like to make top ten lists, but God has His own top ten list--the Ten Commandments, life's most important rules (see Exodus 20:1-17). About 3,400 years ago, a ragtag group of people leaving one country and going to another--the ch...

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Posted on July 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Think God's Abandoned You?

By Skip Heitzig

There are some Old Testament texts that are difficult to understand--until you put Christ in them and they come to life. Psalm 22 is one of those texts.

 

Verse 1 of this psalm is the fourth statemen...

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Posted on June 29, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Do You Contend for the Truth?

By Skip Heitzig

Imagine there was a blind man standing on the edge of a cliff, crying out for directions. Now imagine you were down below with a crowd watching all this unfold. How ridiculous would it be if somebody next to you yelled up to the man, "It doesn't really matter which way you go, as long as you're sincere"? In this situation, the right information is vital. It's not about sincerity; it's about truth.

I've ...

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