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Time with God

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:27-30

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw ...

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Integrity Moments

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Trusting Your Reputation to God

Imagine Joseph’s quandary when he learned his betrothed, Mary, was pregnant. Joseph’s reputation, and even his carpentry business reputation, was at risk.

Everyone probably assumed Joseph had sexual relations with Mary prior to their formal wedding ceremony. Unless he divorced her, Joseph would live with a tarnished reputation.

Yet, the angel of the Lord instructed Joseph to marry her, despite...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lord GOD is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places. -Habakkuk 3:19

A rookie cowboy was assigned to take cattle to high pasture. “You can’t go up there,” sai...

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Soldiers for Christ

2 Timothy 2:1-4

Today's passage is from Paul's letter to Timothy. The apostle encourages the young man--and, by extension, every believer--to face difficulty as a good soldier. The military term "soldier" implies that we are in a battle...

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Time with God

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Matthew 5:21-24

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to t...

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Integrity Moments

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The Elaborate Scam

While walking in downtown Springfield Illinois, Kathy and I were stopped by a very articulate man. He shared how he was on staff with a well-known ministry visiting Springfield for a conference with his family.

This middle-aged man claimed that his keys were locked in his car, and that he was $11 short in paying the locksmith. Kathy recommended that we walk to his car and pay the locksmith directly.

He was so convincin...

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A Daily Word with Dr. Ed Young

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.” -Isaiah 43:2

Israel lost its song in Babylon. Our Babylon is the fallen world system. Sometimes it robs us of our song. But we get the music back when we remember God. The waters are symbols of separation from all you love, and the rivers seemingly impassable bound...

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In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Handling Difficult Circumstances

Philippians 3:8-11

The apostle Paul understood how to handle tough circumstances. Even while he was confined in a prison cell, he kept his eyes on Christ and trusted firmly in the Savior. Therefore, despite being in chains,...

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Time with God

Posted on August 13, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Matthew 5:13-16

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see ...

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Integrity Moments

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Well-Hated

My wife, Kathy, and I recently toured the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Occasionally, you hear of a politician that was well-loved. President Lincoln, on the other hand, was well-hated.

Most southerners hated Lincoln, resulting in immediately after President Lincoln’s election, the southern states seceded from the Union. In Washington DC, the political establishment hated him. Even many slaves and former slaves hated President Lin...

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