bible study (156)

Today we're gonna meditate on a passage from the Book of Jeremiah 17:7 & 8.

 

But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.

 

Another word for anchored is rooted, and I love what these verses say about being rooted. He will be like a tree planted by the

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Do you have a favorite hymn? If so, do you know where it came from? Most of the spiritual songs we sing are rooted in Scriptures that convey the beauty of God’s big story. “Holy, Holy, Holy” is one of those songs that describe the majesty of Jesus in a powerful way. Watch today’s video to be inspired by the powerful Scriptures that prompt us to sing of God’s goodness.
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Acts 4:18–19 When we’re a follower of Christ, our lifestyle may look a lot different from society’s standards. We may look silly to some people because we strive to live a God-honoring life. That’s not new to our generation but has been the case for thousands of years. Thankfully, our Father knows what we’re going through and is with us every step of the way. Watch today’s video for encouragement to live a countercultural lifestyle.
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by  Patrick Roberts

 

Wars captivate and mobilize whole nations, especially if a nation's fate depended on winning a particular war. Though the ultimate fruits of war are horrifying, yet nothing of this world so dramatically spurs on people's creativity and diligent productivity.

In much the same way, Christ calls His people to wage war daily in the spiritual places by any and all means. Those who are blessed with spiritual discernment, who actively participate in the spiritual conflict at hand,

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When we walk away from God, when we walk away from his Word, when we walk away from fellowship with him, we enter into a spiritual zone of problems. The spiritual always precedes the physical when things go awry in our lives, because we've walked away from God. They show up in our circumstances. When we move from him, then we see a devolution of life. We devolve into pain and aches and regrets and stresses that god never desired for us to have.

 

But what we've done is we've created spiritual di

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If you're like me, you may have believed the lie of what culture tells us that, in order to be happy, feel important experience wholeness. We must have a significant other that, in order for us to remedy the feeling of loneliness, we must be in a relationship for many of us. Myself certainly included whether single or in a relationship days like today, Valentine's Day, can make those things particularly painful to navigate. Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely holiday, but it's also jam-packed with

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Our Amazing Bible – Daily Devotional

According, to god the father you can't have him without having Jesus. There is no way for a person to have a personal relationship with Jehovah God, who desires to be the father of all men. Personally there is no way for him to be father until first of all, that person accepts the father's son he's in the son. The son is in him to accept the sonnets to accept the father.

 

To deny the son is to deny the father. How in the world can a man say, “Oh, I believe in God he's my father, but I don't bel

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Here's today's devotion. Today's scripture reading begins in verse 1 of 2nd chronicles chapter 20.. 



Judah Invaded

20 Now it came about after this, that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the [a]Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat. 2 Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from [b]Aram; and behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar (that is Engedi).” 3 Jehoshaphat was afraid and [c]turned his

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Here's today's devotion. today's scripture reading begins in Romans 12:9-13 

New American Standard Bible

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

 

Although pastors a

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Hey men, I'm here to talk to you today and just challenge you a little bit from the Word of God. The Bible tells us in Micah chapter 6 verse 8 

 

For he has shown you O man. What is good and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

 

Now I want to look at this first part where it says to do justly. What does that mean and as a man, what does that mean to for us. To me to do justly means to do what is right to do what's right in the eyes

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Sports stories have highlighted training strategies implemented by coaches that initially lead to an athlete's success, but ultimately broke down their bodies to a point where they could no longer compete. At the coaches' direction, athletes were overtraining, taking in too few calories to fuel their workouts, and competing while injured. What initially brought success is ultimately hurting them. But this sort of thing isn't limited to athletics. It happens spiritually too. When we heed the advi

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Learning to Wait – Daily Devotional

Here's today's devotion. Today's scripture reading is Psalms 25. 

 

To You, Lord, I lift up my soul.

2 My God, in You I trust,

Do not let me be ashamed;

Do not let my enemies rejoice over me.

3 Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;

[a]Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

4 Make me know Your ways, Lord;

Teach me Your paths.

5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me,

For You are the God of my salvation;

For You I wait all the

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How to Drop Unforgiveness

by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

I am so thankful the LORD only shows us what we can handle at the time. If He had shown me all the junk at once--the bitterness, anger, guilt, unforgiveness, envy, fear, shame, unworthiness, and such--that was in me for years, I would have surely just been so overwhelmed that I would have just passed out and gone on to Heaven! 

"How are you?" our church friends and others ask. "Fine," we learn to say, for when we actually do bare our hearts and share the not-so-fine stuff i

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Let's see what happens in Ruth chapter 3. When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down in the middle of the night. Something startled the man he turned and there was a woman lying at his feet. Who are you he asked? I'm your servant, Ruth she said, spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian redeemer of our family. 

 

Let me pause here

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Romans 8:26–27 Do you ever struggle with knowing what to pray for? Sometimes we can think our prayers are too self-centered, too vague, or not important enough to present to our big God. And then there are times when we just don’t know what to say at all. This is not a reason to be frustrated, embarrassed, or worried. Instead it’s a reminder of a profound truth about prayer—you never do it alone. Watch today’s video for encouragement about your prayer life!
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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

 

"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went to a solitary place, where He prayed." Mark 1:35

My daily practice has been to follow what Jesus modeled; rising early, in a darkened, quiet, nurturing relationship with Father, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

Solitude, in the union of holy presence, fills me with renewal and spiritual vigor.

I have discovered my days flow smoother in maintaining this habit, which has become my most impor

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