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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)

Faithfulness

The Rider on a White Horse

The Rider on a White Horse – Revelation 19:11-14

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Jesus is pictured here as a rider on a white horse, leading his army to defeat those who have oppressed his people. So be faithful to him.

Do You Pass the Test?

Do You Pass the Test? – Deuteronomy 13:1-4

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Where is your heart? Is it fully devoted to the Lord? God allows many things in this world to test our loyalty. Do you pass the test?

John Mark

John Mark: A Character Study

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John Mark is mentioned a number of times in the Scripture. Who was he, and what contribution did he make in the life of the early church

What If You Knew

What If You Knew How Long You Had? – Isaiah 38:5

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What if you knew how much longer you had to live? Would it change how you lived your life? How much time would you waste or invest unwisely?

A Test from God

A Test from God – Deuteronomy 9:13-14

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During the golden calf incident at Sinai, God tested Moses by offering to destroy Israel and make Moses into a great nation. Moses passed.

The Danger of Prosperity

The Danger of Prosperity – Deuteronomy 6:12

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There is nothing inherently wrong with prosperity. But the danger of prosperity lies in allowing it to turn your thoughts away from the Lord.

Keep Yourselves from Idols

Keep Yourselves from Idols – 1 John 5:21

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John tells us to keep ourselves from idols. An idol is anything that takes away from God's rightful place in your life.

And This Is His Command

And This Is His Command – 1 John 3:23

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What does God expect of me as his child? To faithfully walk with Christ. And to love those that I am walking with. That is his command.

stand firm and hold fast

Stand Firm and Hold Fast – 2 Thessalonians 2:15

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Jesus is returning for us some day. But, while we wait, stand firm in your faith and hold fast to the teachings of Jesus and his apostles.

following Jesus wherever he leads

Following Jesus Wherever He Leads – John 12:26

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Salvation involves more than a verbal confession. It involves faithfully following Jesus wherever he leads and serving him there.

test your own actions

Test Your Own Actions – Galatians 6:4-5

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My natural tendency is to compare myself with other people. But it is much better to test your life and actions against God's calling for you.

a great door for effective work

A Great Door for Effective Work – 1 Corinthians 16:8-9

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When God opens a door for effective service for you, be sure to enter it. Even if it involves hardship. Be wherever God has called you.