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The Power of Josiah’s Reforms…and Mine

By anyone’s estimate, Josiah is one of the top five kings of Judah. His youth, his devotion to God, and his aggressiveness in reforming the nation is impressive — even more so, considering he had virtually no examples to look to for guidance. His father Ammon was an incredibly wicked king — one of the …

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How Great Thou Art

In the late 1880’s, a Swedish preacher was walking home from his office when he was caught in a violent thunderstorm. The rains came crashing down, the wind picked up, and he thought his life was surely over. Then, just as quickly as the storm sprang up, it was over. The heavens opened up, the …

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Is Being a Coward a Sin?

In Revelation 21:8, there are a whole list of sins that will prevent someone from entering Heaven. Many of them are understandable. Immoral people. Liars. Idolaters. Sorcerers. Murderers. But the very first one on the list is surprising: Cowardice? Not only does that idea seem out of place, but it also seems remarkably common. I’ve …

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How to Handle Sanballat and Tobiah

We all have a Sanballat in our life. If you’ve been a Christian for any period of time, you’ve most likely had somebody try to discourage you along the way. Whether they tried to kill your enthusiasm for your work, stir up rumors about your inefficiency (or loyalty), or tell you that something can’t be …

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Where Did All the Faith Healers Go?

With over 250 million cases and more than five million deaths worldwide, it’s safe to say that Covid-19 is one of the worst health crises in world history. But while the death toll continues to climb, one group has the unique advantage of stepping forward into the spotlight and proving their validity once and for …

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“And For Him, You Kill the Fatted Calf!”

Without a doubt, one of Jesus’ greatest parables (or at least most well-known) would be the one found in Luke 15 about the Prodigal Son. We love putting ourselves in the shoes of the one that departed and has found their way home after a long and soul-sucking sojourn, only to have the father that …

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The Humanity of Idolatry in the Bible

Baal. Zeus. Ashteroth. Hermes. Call them what you want, but they all have one thing in common: their uselessness. However, that certainly did not stop people from worshipping them for hundreds and even thousands of years. Great monuments and ornate temples were set up every day to pay homage to these images, giving respect to …

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Nine Reasons You Should NOT Skip Bible Genealogies

There’s a story of an old Scots minister who was reading from the first chapter of Matthew’s gospel. He started reading, “Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac beget Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah,” and he looked on ahead and saw the list to follow and said, “and they kept on begetting one another all the way …

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Should I Have Confidence in Salvation?

Yes. If you don’t want to read any further, and you’re content with a one-word answer to this question that has (for some reason) stumped just about everyone on the planet, you can stop reading there and move on with your life. I won’t be offended, I promise. Ok, maybe a little. The truth is, …

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Three Things to Pray For Today

Every Christian knows to pray, but sometimes, the hardest part is knowing what to pray for. The old standby’s are always there — health, comfort, healing, peace, forgiveness, et. al. — but what are some other ones that we’re missing that we absolutely should include? Pray for a Stable Political System You don’t need me …

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