Lessons

3 Ways Power of God can Set You Free

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There is one battle you will fight your entire life. I’m referring to your battle against sin. Some of you reading this blog post are discouraged today; some of you feel beat up and ashamed; some of you are sick of fighting the sin in your life; and some of you have just about given […]

Bible Verses

15 Powerful Prayers from the Bible

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How do you pray? Prayers that are rooted in Scripture are guaranteed to be aligned with the heart of God. Here is a list of 15 powerful prayers from the Bible that you can use word-for-word or to spur on your own prayers: Romans 5:1-11 Father God, we thank you that your amazing unfathomable love […]

Bible Verses

4 Ways the Gospel Speaks Into Our Past

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Whether we became a Christian at a young age or took every wrong road before surrendering our lives to Christ, we all have a past. While each of our blessings and struggles are unique, every person carries baggage to some degree: a missed opportunity, a wrong decision with devastating consequences, victimization in one form or […]

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7 Ways to Persevere in Prayer When You’re Really Stressed Out

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Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t shake your anxiety? No matter what you do, you can’t get your mind off of what is bothering you. You try to pray, but the only words that come out are short, anxiety-soaked cries for help. Right after those short prayers you go […]

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3 Ways Suffering Prepares Us for Heaven

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Today I asked my kids what they pictured when they thought of heaven. My 7-year-old responded, “I’m pretty sure there will be gold streets and cupcakes. Lots of cupcakes.” To be fair, he can’t eat gluten, dairy, or corn, so I can’t blame him for longing for cupcakes. My 5-year-old thought hard and responded, “I’m […]

Jesus

6 Dimensions of Hell on the Cross

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Artists and poets have speculated over the centuries about hell (consider Dante’s “Inferno”), but the clearest revelation of hell is given at the cross. The Apostle’s Creed affirms that Christ descended into hell. While this has often been taken to refer to a journey Christ made after his death, the Reformers understood it to refer […]

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5 Ways Christ Loves You Well

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What you believe most deeply about God’s love will shape your experience of him. Some people see God as a kind of referee, running up and down the field, watching all of us as we play the game of life, making sure we play according to the rules. Other people see God as a kind […]

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3 Barriers to Faith (and How to Overcome Them)

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Is there something God is calling you to, but you’re holding back? How would you fill in the blanks in this statement? I think God may be calling me to _____ , but I’m holding back because _____ . Maybe there’s something big you would put in that first blank. I think God is calling […]

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5 Reasons You Should Have Hope in God

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When anxiety or fear or discouragement or confusion abounds, the silent monologue within our hearts boils down to this one question: “What reason do I have for hope right now?” This is why Psalm 130 is so striking. The title says it all: My Soul Waits for the Lord. In it, we find five clear […]