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Receive Blessings, No Curses

What do you think of this statement, “Do good, God’s glad. Do bad, God’s mad?” If you believe this is a true statement and it is consistent with the New Testament, you are wrong. The truth is, God’s opinion of us in the New Covenant is not based on our performance, but on

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An Ocean of Grace

Can fish live in the ocean and not be totally immersed in water? Can a person be in Christ and not be totally immersed in God’s love, grace and favor? Impossible! In Ephesians 1:7-8, we find these powerful words: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the […]

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All You Need Is Grace

Do you know what God’s answer to all your weaknesses, shortcomings, and inadequacies is? It is His grace! Listen to what the Apostle said in 1 Cor. 15:6: “I am what I am by the grace of God.” Now, think about this. This was the Apostle’s testimony: “I am not what I am today because […]

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How to Be God’s Friend

How would you like God to place a plaque on your wall that declares you His friend? Not everybody gets that honor. No higher honor can be bestowed on any man—far greater than any honor you could ever receive from men; far greater than what your boss could give you; what your business could give […]

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Did God Do That?

Have you ever heard someone blame God for evil? Just the other day I heard a Christian lady, distressed about the senseless murder of her friend by a suicidal man high on drugs, say, “I don’t know why God took him like that. He was such a good person.” My heart grieved. God took him? […]

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Goodness and Mercy

Many people cannot enjoy life because they are constantly worried about what tomorrow might bring—will they be able to take care of themselves; will their spouse leave them; will they lose their job; will they come down with some incurable disease; suppose such and such happens, and on and on. But there is no reason […]

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The Father’s Wish

I have a question for you. Can you tell me the number one reason Jesus died for you? My answer to that question used to be, “He died to forgive my sins so that I could go to heaven to be with God when I die.” I believed this until the Holy Spirit opened my […]

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God Plus You

What would you do if the odds against you accomplishing an important goal were 450 to 1? Would that cause you to faint? Would you have the faith required to proceed? When Israel cried out to the Lord to deliver them from the Midianites, He gave Gideon the assignment of leading Israel into battle. But […]

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The Real Reason Jesus Died For You

I used to believe that the primary purpose for Jesus coming to die for sinners was to qualify them to go to heaven to be with God when they die. Now, this is one of the many blessings we receive through our faith in Christ. And I look forward to experiencing heaven when I die! […]

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The Greatest Welcome Ever!

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”(Hebrews 4:16 NASB) Under the Old Testament, entering the presence of God was a very risky and fearful thing. When God gave The Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai, He […]

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