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Posted on January 18, 2019 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Your Prison, God's Appointment

By Skip Heitzig

Prison has a way of changing people. People who have been in jail for any length of time will come out a number of different ways, but sometimes it flips a switch in a person and motivates them in a whole new way.

Paul the apostle made some of his greatest contributions while he was in prison. As he wrote in his letter to the Philippians, "The things which happened to me have actually turned out for...

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Posted on January 4, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Your Savior, Your God

By Skip Heitzig

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God" (John 1:1-2).

The apostle John decided to start his account of Jesus' life by going all the way back to the beginning, to the pre-incarnate state where Jesus was with the Father in eternity. Why? Because John was the most theological of all the gospel writers. Throughout his book, he ...

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Posted on December 14, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Be a Barnabas

By Skip Heitzig

Years ago, a friend of mine decided that I needed to hike with him from the floor of Death Valley, California, to alpine level in a single, grueling day. Now, he was an expert backpacker; I was not. But he was also an expert encourager. I still remember some of the things he said to me on that hike: "Skip, don't stop. It's worth it! Wait till you see the view." And guess what? I made it. And I wouldn't have made it unless he w...

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Posted on December 7, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Feel the Burn

By Skip Heitzig

How is your spiritual exercise program? How seriously do you take the words of Paul the apostle, who said, "Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things" (

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Posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Worship?

By Skip Heitzig

Praise is a universal language. I've experienced this as I've gathered with believers in European cathedrals, thatched huts in Africa, windowless concrete buildings in India, and open fields in Thailand. And in that universal language, there's one word that you recognize no matter where you're from: hallelujah—praise the Lord.

Hallelujah comes from two Hebrew words which, put together, mean to brag about t...

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

Heard from God Recently?

By Skip Heitzig

Have you ever wished the Lord would speak to you? Have you ever echoed the sentiment of Isaiah the prophet, who said, "Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down!" (

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Posted on November 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

God's Majesty and Your Nothingness

By Skip Heitzig

Over the course of Job's suffering, he cried out again and again for God to answer Him. In chapter 38, God finally spoke—and, boy, did He speak. Amazingly, He never answered the big question Job had: How can a good God allow evil to exist, especially in my life? But perhaps even more amazingly, Job still submitted to Him. What did Job discover to get to that point?

Speaking to the Lord in cha...

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Posted on October 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Relate to a Hidden God

By Skip Heitzig

If you follow Jesus for any length of time, you'll eventually come to a point when God seems silent and absent, when you have to ask, Is God hidden? And why don't I hear from Him? Job wrestled with these questions in

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Posted on October 19, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Are You Right with God?

By Skip Heitzig

Today I want to look at the issue of all issues: How can a person be right with God? How can a man or woman, marred by the fall of Adam and with an inborn sin nature, ever be reconciled to a holy God?

This is exactly what Job asked in chapter 9 of his book: "How can a man be righteous before God? If one wished to contend with Him, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. God is...

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Posted on October 12, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Battling the Man behind the Curtain

By Skip Heitzig

The Devil reminds me of a scene in the first movie I remember watching, The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy and her three friends encounter the terrifying wizard, they discover that he's actually an old man behind a curtain operating the whole façade. "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" he tells them.

Satan, too, acts very intimidating, but in reality he's just a created being, a fa...

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