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Posted on April 19, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Spot a Fake

By Skip Heitzig

Several years ago I was walking down the streets of Kusadasi, Turkey, when I saw a sign that proudly advertised "Fake Watches." Sure enough, they were the best fake watches I had ever seen. So I bought one. Later on, a friend of mine who knows watches pretty well couldn't even tell it was a fake. But then he said, "If you opened it up and looked inside, you'd be able to tell."

The same goes for looking ins...

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Posted on April 12, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Your Deadly Enemy

By Skip Heitzig

There was a song written in 1939 that people still like to sing along to: "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight." But what if the lion doesn't sleep tonight? What if the lion is on the prowl and wants to destroy?

That's exactly what we face as believers. We have a brutal, destructive, unrelenting, deadly Enemy, as Peter described for us in

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Posted on April 5, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Suffer Well

By Skip Heitzig

An ad in the lost-and-found section of the newspaper read: "Lost dog with three legs. Blind in left eye. Missing right ear. Tail broken. Recently injured. Answers to the name of Lucky." Sometimes we feel about as lucky as Lucky when we struggle with suffering in our personal lives.

The apostle Peter wrote a lot about how believers ought to deal with suffering. In

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Posted on March 29, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Attracting Unbelievers to a Sweet Savior

By Skip Heitzig

If you've ever parented a toddler, you know what their catchphrase is, right? "Mine!" While that's expected of toddlers, it's certainly not okay for believers in Christ. As followers of Jesus, our watchword isn't mine, but yours; not me, but you; and not self, but others.

As we live out that attitude on the stage of this world, unbelievers take notice. And it could be that we are so compellin...

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Posted on March 23, 2019 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

You Can Make Maximum Impact

By Skip Heitzig

What do you think is the best way to impact the world for Christ? I remember when I lived near the beach and I went witnessing on Sunday nights, there was an evangelist who would yell at people at the top of his lungs. Many of the things he said were truths, but people didn't feel compelled by him. On the other hand, watering down the gospel isn't going to make an impact either.

Peter wrote that the most ...

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Posted on March 15, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Do You Want to Punch Holes in the Darkness?

By Skip Heitzig

It's been said that when Robert Louis Stevenson was a young boy in Scotland, he used to watch the lamplighters light the streetlamps. One evening he called his nurse over and said, "Look—they're punching holes in the darkness!"

How can you punch holes in the darkness of this world as you live for Christ? Peter gave us three directives in

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Posted on March 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't Lose Sight of Your Salvation

By Skip Heitzig

I think from time to time we need to stop and realize what it means to be a saved man or woman. Sometimes we run the risk of losing our gratitude for salvation, the most basic component of the Christian life.It's sort of like an insurance policy: most of us have insurance policies for various things, but we don't usually read the policy; we just know we have one.

What Peter essentially wrot...

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Posted on March 1, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Are You Ready to Die Well?

By Skip Heitzig

Most people want to know how to live well, but the idea of how to die well is equally as significant. In the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk, "How we deal with death is at least as important as how we deal with life." We are creatures of time, but we are bound for eternity. So how do you make your time count for eternity? How do you live and die well?

The apostle Peter viewed his life like he was c...

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Posted on February 22, 2019 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

God's Heart for Your Prayer Life

By Skip Heitzig

In Matthew 7, Jesus promised His followers, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks recei...

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Posted on February 15, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A Message to the Worrywart

By Skip Heitzig

Have you ever seen a worried bird? Sweating, wringing its little claws, saying, "Honey, the rent on this nest is getting astronomical"?

Jesus said, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap n...

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