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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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True Love

I drew a line in the sand. “Enough is enough. Today, you have to choose between me and him.” And so at the ripe old age of fifteen I already felt I was entitled to the exclusive affection of the girl I was “in love” with. I would not tolerate any competition. Forced to choose, […]

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Guess Who’s Mad About You

I grew up hearing sermons that portrayed God as mad with sinners. I heard over and over again how God was pouring out His wrath upon people and nations. They blamed God for every natural disaster. They said he was angry with people for their wicked ways. They felt it was their duty to let […]

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Why Are You So Fearful?

When a terrible storm threatened to sink their boat on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus’ disciples panicked. Feeling they were going to drown while Jesus slept, they awakened Him with a rebuke, “Teacher, don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus arose. Taking control of the Sea and charge of the Wind, He opened His mouth […]

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Why Should I?

“Tell him you are sorry.” “Why should I? He started it” Does that sound familiar? People will usually resist doing something they feel is unfair or unjust. And that is one reason so many find it hard to forgive someone who has hurt them. They feel it is unfair and that the person who

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