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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Bible Study

This is the parent category for all of the short Bible study and devotional posts. Nested under it is a separate category for each book in the Bible.

By Divine Appointment

By Divine Appointment – Acts 8:29-31

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If the Spirit nudges you to go into the desert and climb into someone’s chariot, be willing to go, accepting the opportunity to share Christ.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule – Matthew 7:12

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How do fulfill the Golden Rule? By loving our neighbor as we do ourselves and treating them the way we want them to treat us.

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow

Don’t Worry About Tomorrow – Matthew 6:31-34

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Don't worry about today's needs or what tomorrow might bring. Trust God and live today as faithful members of his kingdom.

Rejoice When Insulted for Christ’s Sake

Rejoice When Insulted for Christ’s Sake – Matthew 5:11-12

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We should consider it an honor to be treated like Jesus and his apostles. Learn to rejoice when you are insulted for Christ's sake.

Following the Example of Jesus

Following the Example of Jesus – Matthew 4:23

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You might not be a dynamic speaker or able to heal the sick and cast out demons. But you can share the good news of the kingdom with others

Deflecting Credit to the Proper Source

Deflecting Credit to the Proper Source – Acts 3:12

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Seek to glorify God in all you do. Always be careful to point others to the one who alone is worthy of our praise and glory.

The Work of a Master Craftsman

The Work of a Master Craftsman – Genesis 2:7

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God worked as a master craftsman, shaping and forming his creation with love and care. Then he breathed life into us, making us living beings.

When Is Jesus Returning?

When Is Jesus Returning? – Acts 1:6

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While we wait for our Lord's return, focus on living for him where we are, bearing witness to his love through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Land Enjoyed Its Sabbath Rests

The Land Enjoyed Its Sabbath Rests – 2 Chronicles 36:20-21

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As believers, we should not lose sight of the need to care for the land and resources God has given us. He cares about it. And so should we.

No Longer Any Sea

No Longer Any Sea – Revelation 21:1

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There may be oceans in the new creation. But the chaos and fear that the sea represents will have no place in the new heaven and earth.

Finding the book of the law

Finding the Book of the Law – 2 Chronicles 34:14

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Don't let your Bible sit on a shelf and get lost. Take the time to read it on a daily basis, and hear what God has to say to you through it.

Don't Be Attached to the Things of This World

Don’t Be Attached to the Things of This World – 1 Corinthians 7:31

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Do not become attached to the things of this world or put your hope in them. They are all temporary and will not last.

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