bible study (375)

by Tesh Njokanma  

 

 

In our world today, everyone uses the word love, even when they don’t understand what love is. For example, we see two women having sexual relations with one another, some going to the extent of even getting married under the name of love. That isn’t love; it is an abuse or misrepresentation of love. A man bruises and batters your face on a regular basis and you say he loves you, he just has a problem expressing his emotions. The further away we are from God, the easier it

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by Angela Willingham  

 

When Starting a New Challenge it is important that you have a strategy and motivation.

A rock climber cannot just start climbing the side of a mountain without first examining the terrain. They must find the best route to the top, which way will be the safest? As we start a new challenge we must determine what our Goals are and what will keep us going when we get tired? A rock climber cannot decide what to do after they get tired. You cannot decide what to do after you

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.New and better things come into being when we modify--alter or change something--even slightly. Life is change, so you can use the wisdom and creativity of God in you to change things, from recipes on! --Isaiah 43:19, AMPC

New and better things come into being when we modify--alter or change

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Think about it…

You won’t need a thing!

If you watch TV, you’ve seen commercials.  I’d guess that (like me) you’ve been enticed to buy their products and thought ‘I need that.’

Maybe you did; maybe not.

Capitalism is not evil; it helps us fill basic needs.

All of our needs are temporary. The adage is true; you really can’t take it with you.

It’s foolish to try. The LORD is preparing everything for the saved.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, belie

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Do you believe that your blessings are hidden in plain sight? Or you belong to the school of thought that says your blessings are a must from hidden and mysterious places?
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For something to be in plain sight, it typically means to be somewhere where it can easily be seen. So how are your blessings hidden in plain sight?
Sometimes, This can simply mean that there is a major change about to happen. God is about to do some major thing in your life that you might have been asking for, for a lo

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So this devotion was birthed out of honesty. This past week, for me, I found myself in a mental space. That was just I don't know how else to put it but overloaded. Okay, so just with everything going on, everything being exposed, I was doing a ton of research, all good things to be researched. You know, doing your research, being informed, asking questions. All of those things are amazing. However, I felt like I had pieces of my mind and this topic and this topic and this one and this

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by PamFord Davis  
 

Different strokes for different folks…

Like ‘Green Acres’ Lisa Douglas, many choose life in a big city. In contrast, others identify with her husband Oliver; he had always dreamed of living on his own farm.

Some crave high priced restaurant cuisine; while most are satisfied with home cooked meals, pizza or burgers.

World travelers circle the globe with stops at popular tourist sites. Some would rather stay at home; prop up their feet and read about places near and far.

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.--Matthew 5:8-9, Berean Study Bible

The LORD our God is the living Word (John 1), and all right thoughts and words come from Him.  

Since I was 10 or so, writing stories, and letters and more has come easily to me. It is one of my strongest gifts. However, years ago when I served as a supervisor over several other people, I  found one letter very hard

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by Dale Buchanan 

 

 

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.” Psalm 63:1,2

It’s dark outside. No one else in the house is up and around. There are no distractions. Whether during the heat of summer or the cold of winter, early is a special time to seek the Lord.

Jesus prayed early in the morning. And in the morning

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Every man is known for something,either good or bad. Our father,Abraham, was and is still known as the Father of faith, we know King David as a man who loved God and was always ready to do God's will, Jesus Christ is known as the man who delivered Man from the power of darkness, Apostle Paul is known as the man who preached the gospel everywhere he went and wrote most of the epistle books. You are also known for something and if you aren't currently known for something, it's only a matter o

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Remember sitcom ‘Family Matters’ character Steve Urkle?

How could we forget?

Trouble was his middle name.

‘Did I do that?’

Most of us have asked ourselves that same question.

We don’t want to sin; yet, we are prone to repeat the same sins over and over.

Grumbling is my besetting sin. I might not complain out loud but discontent is in my mind.

‘Did I do that?’

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us la

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What a great opportunity and privilege to have received God’s hand on your life. There are many blessings attached to the life of those who dwell in God’s hand. One of such blessing is that the righteous is wise in their decision.

“For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this that, the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God” as recorded in Ecc.9:9.

God’s hand is always on those who stay and are connected to him. God’s hand can be on you for many reaso

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Daily Devotional: Listening

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

‘Listen.’

You’ve heard the command from parents and teachers; as a plea, it may have been spoken by a troubled spouse, child or friend.

‘Listen to me’…

If you, (like me) have watched or listened to ‘In Touch’ on TV or radio; you admire Dr. Charles Stanley. He preaches under the anointing and power of the Holy Spirit. Getting his points across, he repeatedly says, listen!

How closely do you listen; how do I?

Are we attentive?

Do we listen for God’s voice,

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In this journey of life, you need to learn to not force things because God has already made a plan for things to go a particular way.
When you have to travel the difficult roads of life, do you let go of the wheel, give it to God and let Him navigate the way as well or do you try to maintain control on your own? Giving all our trials and worries in life to God and trusting Him in those difficult times is often easier said than done! In fact, it is downright frightening at times.
Most of us ha

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by Jerry Ousley  

 

Exodus 3:1-4 “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian.  And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.  And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of the bush.  So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.  Then Moses said, ‘I will now turn aside and see this great site, why the bush does not burn.’  So when the Lord s

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by Jerry Ousley  
3/11/2022 / Devotionals

 

When We Need Another

Ecclesiastes 4:12 – “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.  And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Hebrews 10:24-25 – “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

            Did you ever have one of those days? 

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I’ve always been a bit unsettled by Jesus’ reference to the Canaanite woman as a “dog.” I’ve heard all the explanations given and none of them seemed all that satisfactory. They seemed like an attempt to get around the very offensive thing that Jesus said to this woman. But I noticed something a few nights ago when our associate pastor was teaching on this passage. I’d never noticed this thread before and I think it’s actually the key to understanding the passage.

First, to unde

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by Tonja Taylor  

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.--Matthew 5:8-9, Berean Study Bible

The LORD our God is the living Word (John 1), and all right thoughts and words come from Him.  

Since I was 10 or so, writing stories, and letters and more has come easily to me. It is one of my strongest gifts. However, years ago when I served as a supervisor over several other people, I  found one letter very hard

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