The power of personal testimony

The Word And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. (Revelation 12:11) Thought Part of the Lord’s Prayer contains the request for God to rescue us from the evil one. One of the weapons we are given to do so occurs when the church gathers together for corporate…

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The ability to forgive

The Word Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. (Colossians 3:13,14) Thought The weight of this Scripture seems to lack rationale, reason, and certainly the possibility of across the board application. In the natural, forgiveness of all variety of offenses…

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Joy from His handiwork

The Word The Lord takes pleasure in all he has made! (Psalm 104:31) Thought Before sufficient light reveals even the palest of silhouettes of the trees opposite the valley, I anticipated the beauty of the arrival of dawn. The air was comfortably cool and fresh, and the entire area was full of the wonderfully pleasant…

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Encouraging the discouraged

The Word When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us. We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside. But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus. (2 Corinthians 7:5, 6) Thought Most at one time or another…

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