Daily thoughts on the magnificence of our Great God. 

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God's Word Impacts Hearts

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God uses His Word to impact the hearts of people. When the Word is shared it is never in vain. The Word can be used inappropriately. Some will pull a phrase or verse from its context to make it fit their objective. Some will use the Word to try to hurt others. Sometimes we choose less than...

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Focusing on God Through the Storm

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Have you ever had a “Job-like experience?” I’m not referring to the intensity of the trials or the reasons behind them. I have in mind the one after another after another kind of trials. That’s the way it was for him. Before the bad news from the first messenger cleared...

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Deliverance from the Wrath of God

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God’s wrath is the righteous anger He pours out as judgment against sin. There was a great display of His wrath in the worldwide flood at the time of Noah. There will be a future outpouring of His wrath when Jesus returns. There is a present application of His wrath, though hidden from...

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What Are You Worshipping?

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Everyone has someone or some thing they worship. They probably don’t call it worship, but their attention and affection are so focused that they live and breathe that entity. When the Gospel invades a person’s inner being, that attention and affection is drawn to God and away from...

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News Travels Fast

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When things happen, good or bad, the news travels fast. It spreads. When Paul came to Thessalonica, he brought the Gospel. And God began His transforming work in their lives, bringing them great hope and giving them a message of hope. First in the city, and then in the region, and then in the...

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Hope from the Holy Spirit

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Our hope in Christ originates in the convincing work of the Holy Spirit. I think you know how this works. A person who has trusted Christ, in some manner proclaims the Gospel of Christ as recorded in the Bible. What is shared is not just an ideology. It is a powerful change agent. As it is...

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The relation of hope and love

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Our hope in Christ comes in part because of the love of Christ. God showed His love by choosing to set His love upon us. Paul’s word to the Thessalonian believers was, “For we know, brothers, loved by God, that he has chosen you.” Divine election is a complex, often debated...

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The relation of hope and grace

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We have hope, a confident assurance that God has His hand on everything that happens and this whole thing is going somewhere by His design. Our hope as believers comes from the grace of God. Grace is a gift from Him. It is accompanied by the peace of God. It’s no wonder that Paul uses the...

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In Christ

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One of Paul’s favorite descriptions of a believer is one who is “in Christ.” The word picture suggests protection, security and constant companionship. Ninety times Paul uses the phrase and each time it is attached to one of the great blessings we have in Him. Let these...

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