A Clay Jar

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Answer to prayer

A Gracious Answer to Prayer – Acts 27:23-24

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Can you expect an answer to prayer? I believe so, although not always what you expect. Our prayer can make a difference.

a mystery revealed

Ephesians: A Mystery Revealed (3:1-13)

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The revealed mystery is that the barrier that separated Jew from Gentile has been eliminated, and has been replaced by a new humanity.

running the race

Faithful in Running the Race – Acts 20:24

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Are you running the race that God has laid out for you? Or are you distracted by the cares and concerns of life? Strive for the finish line.

tearing down the dividing wall of hostility

Ephesians: Tearing Down the Wall of Hostility (2:11-22)

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Jesus' death on the cross tore down the dividing wall of hostility separating Jew from Gentile. In his death, the law is fulfilled.

God's Grace

Ephesians: Amazing Grace (2:8-10)

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Grace. More specifically God's grace, his unmerited favor towards us. But it is concerned with much more than my salvation.

Worship in Times of Suffering

Worship in Times of Suffering – Acts 16:25

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When you face challenges because you are a Christian, rather than complain, worship God. And never forget that others are watching.

Why does God allow suffering?

Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Acts 14:19

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While we might not understand all the reasons we, and other godly people, suffer, we should continue to trust him, even while we are suffering.

the doctrine of the church

The Doctrine of the Church

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What is the church? What is it's purpose? Questions about government, baptism and Lord's Supper. These are topics addressed by the doctrine of the church.

Ephesians: From Death Into Life, An Act of Grace (2:1-7)

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In my natural state, I was spiritually dead, separated from the life of God. But by his grace, I have been made alive and seated with Christ.

Be faithful even in the small things

Being Faithful in the Small Things – Acts 9:10-12

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The example of Ananias teaches us that being faithful in seemingly insignificant ways can have a tremendous impact on the lives of others.

Prayer for believers

Ephesians: A Prayer for Believers (1:15-23)

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In Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul's prayer for his readers is a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that they could know God better.

God's call

Following God’s Call – Acts 8:26

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Would you follow God's call out into the desert? Especially if you are leaving an exciting work? Be willing to follow wherever God leads